Persian Empire

(redirected from Ancient Iranian)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

Per·sia

 (pûr′zhə)
1. also Persian Empire A vast empire of southwest Asia founded by Cyrus II after 546 bc and brought to the height of its power and glory by Darius I and his son Xerxes. Eventually the empire extended from the Indus River valley in present-day Pakistan to the Mediterranean Sea before Alexander the Great conquered it between 333 and 331 bc.
2. See Iran.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Persian Empire

n
(Historical Terms) the S Asian empire established by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century bc and overthrown by Alexander the Great in the 4th century bc. At its height it extended from India to Europe
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Per•sia

(ˈpɜr ʒə, -ʃə)

n.
1. Also called Persian Empire. an ancient empire located in W and SW Asia: at its height it extended from Egypt and the Aegean to India; conquered by Alexander the Great 334–331 B.C.
2. former official name (until 1935) of Iran.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Persian Empire - an empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BCPersian Empire - an empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
peri - (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
250, the Roman and Parthian (ancient Iranian) empires have earned Scylla- and-Charybdis-like reputations.
He thinks his ancestors laid the foundation of this festival for communal harmony and to preserve what they saw as a valuable ancient Iranian tradition.
She studied ancient Iranian languages at Tehran University and has contributed several articles on pre-Islamic Persian culture and religion to Iranian publications.
ZENDIK A Ancient Iranian language B One who practises magic C Eastern board game who am I?
He is himself a student of Professor Jozef Wladyslaw Wolski (1910-2008) and his school of ancient Iranian history.
But DNA from 7,000- to 10,000-year-old remains, found at two ancient Iranian settlements, told a different story.
In 1739, the Kohinoor fell into the hands of the ancient Iranian invader Nadir Shah, whose loot from his conquest of Delhi (and decimation of its inhabitants) also included the priceless Peacock Throne.
Tehran museum of contemporary art is a postmodern building using ancient Iranian Vernacular architectural elements that poses minimalistic.
They also follow the long tradition of animal representation in ancient Iranian art.
In total, according to what is stated the most important effective factor on the ancient Iranian architectural forms in the Persian style was the strong and centralized political and economic system that has been expressed in Table (3).
It is accessible to any reader with a close interest in the subject, but its primary readership will be students and professionals in archeology and religious studies who will find a reference handbook of ancient Iranian gods and spirits useful.
The two-week trip will cross Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey, and take passengers through the ancient Iranian cities of Shiraz and Persepolis before reaching the capital Tehran.

Full browser ?