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  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Persian king Xerxes.

Etymologies

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Xerxes +‎ -an

Examples

  • -- What has become of those shoals of pigeons, those herrings of the air, which used in the gloom and glory of a breezy autumnal day to darken the sun in their flight, like the discharge of the Xerxean arrows at Thermopylæ?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866

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