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A ruined city of ancient Persia northeast of Persepolis. It was Cyrus the Great's capital and is said to have been founded by him in 550 bc.
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(Placename) an ancient city in Persia, northeast of Persepolis in present-day Iran: built by Cyrus the Great
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(pəˈsɑr gəˌdi)

an ancient ruined city in S Iran, NE of Persepolis: a capital of ancient Persia; tomb of Cyrus the Great.
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