Old Persian


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Old Persian

n.
An Old Iranian language attested in cuneiform inscriptions dating from the sixth to the fifth century bc.
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Old Persian

n
(Languages) an ancient language belonging to the West Iranian branch of the Indo-European family, recorded in cuneiform inscriptions of the 6th to the 4th centuries bc. See also Middle Persian
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Old′ Per′sian


n.
an ancient Iranian language attested in the cuneiform inscriptions of the Achaemenid empire. Abbr.: OPers
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References in classic literature ?
She danced, she turned, she whirled rapidly about on an old Persian rug, spread negligently under her feet; and each time that her radiant face passed before you, as she whirled, her great black eyes darted a flash of lightning at you.
You may remember the old Persian saying, 'There is danger for him who taketh the tiger cub, and danger also for whoso snatches a delusion from a woman.' There is as much sense in Hafiz as in Horace, and as much knowledge of the world."
He came with an authoritative run 300m from the line to dominate the race, with Communique and Old Persian behind him.
Sheema Classic winner and favourite Old Persian was briefly impeded when French King drifted across him when going past, and finished third for Charlie Appleby and William Buick.
CHEVAL GRAND - Japanese challenger who was second to Old Persian in Meydan when last seen but getting long in the tooth to win a race like this and would be a surprise were he good enough to win.
Old Persian can ensure Godolphin commands a share of the spotlight on the Downs as he tackles the Investec Coronation Cup.
Godolphin have supplemented Old Persian, who enjoyed an unbeaten campaign in Dubai that culminated with an outstanding success in the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic on March 30.
A field of ten has been declared for the same day's Coronation Cup, where a scintillating rematch between the first two home in last season's St Leger, Kew Gardens and Lah Ti Dar, is forecast Old Persian, who was fifth in the St Leger, makes his first start since winning the Sheema Classic on Dubai World Cup night in March.
Dubai Sheema Classic winner Old Persian, owned by Godolphin and trained by Charlie Appleby, is the sole supplementary entry.
sing.) *duxta (< *duxtar-) may be a typo or reminiscence of Old Persian *duxsi (see no.
In a video shared by the Dubai Media Office, Sheikh Mohammed can be seen doing a victory dance after Team Godolphin's Old Persian won the Dubai Sheema Classic - the eighth race of the Dubai World Cup.
In the desert, Appleby - who gave Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin a first Derby triumph when Masar scored at Epsom last June - hit the bullseye with Old Persian (Dubai Sheema Classic), Blue Point (Al Quoz Sprint) and Cross Counter (Dubai Gold Cup).