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 (ə-kē′mə-nĭd, -kĕm′ə-) also A·chae·me·ni·an (ăk′ə-mē′nē-ən)
Of or relating to the dynasty that ruled the Persian Empire.
A member or subject of this dynasty.

[After Achaemenes, legendary ancestor of Cyrus II, founder of the dynasty.]
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(əˈkiːmənɪd; əˈkɛm-)
n, pl Achaemenids, Achaemenidae (ˌækɪˈmɛnɪˌdiː) or Achaemenides (ˌækɪˈmɛnɪˌdiːz)
(Historical Terms) any member of a Persian dynasty of kings, including Cyrus the Great, that ruled from about 550 to 331 bc, when Darius III was overthrown by Alexander the Great
[from Greek, after Akhaimenēs, name of the founder]
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