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  • proper noun Xerxes I, a Persian king of the Achaemenid dynasty who reigned 485-465 BC.
  • proper noun Xerxes II, a Persian king who ruled for 45 days in 424 BC before being assassinated.
  • proper noun A male given name

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Ξέρξης (Xerxēs), from Old Persian 𐎧𐏁𐎹𐎠𐎼𐏁𐎠 (Xšayāršā, "ruler among kings").

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