Parthian definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to Parthia or its individuals, language, or culture.
    • Delivered in or like in retreat: "a Parthian volley of expletives from Uncle Billy” ( Bret Harte).
    • concerning Parthia or Parthians.
    • Delivered as though in retreat. (An allusion to the Parthian struggle technique of firing arrows backwards from horseback while evidently in refuge.)
    • Of or regarding ancient Parthia, in Asia.
    • regarding Parthia or its men and women or language or tradition
  • noun:
    • A native or inhabitant of Parthia.
    • The Iranian language of Parthians.
    • A native or inhabitant of Parthia.
    • An extinct Western Iranian language which was talked in Parthia.
    • A native or an inhabitant of Parthia.
    • a native or inhabitant of Parthia
    • the Iranian language talked into the Parthian kingdom (250 BC to AD 226)
  • others:
    • Of or regarding Parthia, a historical region in Persia, which through the 3rd century b. c. to your third century a. d. formed the nucleus of a significant Asiatic kingdom.

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