Persia definition

  • others:
    • a massive kingdom of southwest Asia founded by Cyrus II after 546 B.C. and taken to the level of their power and fame by Darius I along with his child Xerxes. Ultimately the empire stretched from the Indus River area in present-day Pakistan into the Mediterranean Sea before Alexander the truly amazing conquered it between 333 and 331 B.C.
    • See Iran.
  • proper-noun:
    • an area in southwestern Iran, particularly Pars/Fars province
    • Territories corresponding to either of two empires ruled by dynasts from Pars/Fars, particularly the initial associated with two
  • noun:
    • an empire in southern Asia developed by Cyrus the truly amazing in 6th century BC and damaged by Alexander the truly amazing into the 4th century BC
    • a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran had been the core for the ancient kingdom that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil

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