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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).
1. A native or inhabitant of Parthia.
2. The Iranian language of the Parthians.


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
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Parthia


(ˈpɑr θi ən)

1. a native or inhabitant of Parthia.
2. the Iranian language of the Parthians.
3. of or pertaining to Parthia, its inhabitants, or their language.
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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between two young and promising amateurs and a celebrated Parthian gladiator who has just arrived a prisoner from the Camp of Verus.
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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.
She had the keenest sense of humour, and the Parthian look which the retreating Mrs.
With which Parthian shot he walked away, leaving the two rivals open-mouthed behind him.
To what extent has Parthian art of urbanism been under the influence of Greek (Seleucid) urbanism?
Parthian said Mr Andrews will reveal how he brought the media into the debate on school performance and the reasons behind his decision to re-grade exam results in 2012.
A life-sized bronze figure of a Parthian prince, which is on display at the National Museum of Iran, is believed to have been unearthed at this site by Stein.
Shane Hassett is likely to play his hand as late as possible and, provided there is a strong pace, Parthian Empire can exploit a mark of 96, just 3lb higher than the one he ran off at Kilbeggan on ground that should be perfect for him.
lie does not consider the possibility that the defective spelling of these common words might indeed reflect a survival of the "relatively underdeveloped orthography" of the Parthian inscriptions, or that they might even have been influenced by the orthographic practices of neighboring Aramaic-speaking communities.
Few of us who fled that gore-soaked battlefield have escaped mentally unscathed, even those of us who were fortunate enough to escape injury by those nightmare barrages of steel-tipped arrows from the ubiquitous Parthian archers.