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or Sa·sa·ni·an  (sə-sā′nē-ən, să-) also Sas·sa·nid (sə-sä′nĭd, -săn′ĭd, săs′ə-nĭd)
Of or relating to a Persian dynasty (ad 224-651) and the last line of Persian kings before the Arab conquest. The Sassanian era was marked by wars against the Romans, Armenians, and Huns and by the revival of Zoroastrianism and Achaemenid custom.
A member or subject of this dynasty.

[After Sassan, ancestor of Ardashir I, founder of the dynasty.]


n, pl Sassanids or Sassanidae (sæˈsænɪˌdiː)
(Peoples) any member of the native dynasty that built and ruled an empire in Persia from 224 to 636 ad
Saˈssanian adj


(səˈsɑ nɪd, -ˈsæn ɪd)

also Sas•sa•ni•an

(-ˈseɪ ni ən)

n., pl. -sa•nids, -sa•ni•dae (-ˈsɑ nɪˌdi, -ˈsæn ɪ-) also -sa•ni•ans.
a member of a dynasty that ruled in Persia about A.D. 226–651.
[1770–80; Sassan grandfather of the dynasty's founder + -id1]
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Allahyari said field investigations have also led to the discovery of an ancient hill and a mining site belonging to the Sassanid era (224-622 CE).
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Persians will never forget their defeat at the hands of Arabs in the Battle of Qadisiya [against the Sassanid Persian Empire] 1,400 years ago.
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Islam arrived in Iran 651 when invading Arab armies toppled the mostly Zoroastrian Sassanid Empire.
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