Parthian

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Par·thi·an

 (pär′thē-ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Parthia or its people, language, or culture.
2. Delivered in or as if in retreat: "a Parthian volley of expletives from Uncle Billy" (Bret Harte).
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Parthia.
2. The Iranian language of the Parthians.

Parthian

(ˈpɑːθɪən)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Parthia, a country in ancient Asia, or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Parthia, a country in ancient Asia, or its inhabitants
n
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Parthia

Par•thi•an

(ˈpɑr θi ən)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Parthia.
2. the Iranian language of the Parthians.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Parthia, its inhabitants, or their language.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Parthian - a native or inhabitant of ParthiaParthian - a native or inhabitant of Parthia  
Parthia - an ancient kingdom in Asia to the southeast of the Caspian Sea; it dominated southwestern Asia from about 250 BC to AD 226
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
2.Parthian - the Iranian language spoken in the Parthian kingdom (250 BC to AD 226)
Pehlevi, Pahlavi - the Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries
Adj.1.Parthian - pertaining to Parthia or its people or language or culture; "Parthian archeology"