Parthian


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Par·thi·an

 (pär′thē-ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Parthia or its people, language, or culture.
2. Delivered in or as if in retreat: "a Parthian volley of expletives from Uncle Billy" (Bret Harte).
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Parthia.
2. The Iranian language of the Parthians.

Parthian

(ˈpɑːθɪən)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Parthia, a country in ancient Asia, or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Parthia, a country in ancient Asia, or its inhabitants
n
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Parthia

Par•thi•an

(ˈpɑr θi ən)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Parthia.
2. the Iranian language of the Parthians.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Parthia, its inhabitants, or their language.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Parthian - a native or inhabitant of ParthiaParthian - a native or inhabitant of Parthia  
Parthia - an ancient kingdom in Asia to the southeast of the Caspian Sea; it dominated southwestern Asia from about 250 BC to AD 226
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
2.Parthian - the Iranian language spoken in the Parthian kingdom (250 BC to AD 226)
Pehlevi, Pahlavi - the Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries
Adj.1.Parthian - pertaining to Parthia or its people or language or culture; "Parthian archeology"
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a happily delivered blow which unhelmeted the Parthian, was received
Leaving this Parthian shaft to rankle in Anne's stormy bosom, Marilla descended to the kitchen, grievously troubled in mind and vexed in soul.
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With which Parthian shot he walked away, leaving the two rivals open-mouthed behind him.
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Ali Khaksar, head of the provincial office of the Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), said the city is believed to be around 2,300 years old, having been built during the transition years between the fall of the Achaemenid Empire (550-330 BCE) and the rise of the Parthian Empire (247 BCE-224 CE).
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