Definition of Persia in English :

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Persia meaning in English

Meaning of Persia in English

Pronunciation of Persia in English

Persia pronunciation in English

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1. persia, persian empire

an empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC

2. iran, islamic republic of iran, persia

a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil

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1.  the former name (until 1935) of Iran
2.  another name for Persian Empire

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1.  officially; , Obsolete
Persian Empire

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1. also Persian Empire A vast empire of southwest Asia founded by Cyrus II after 546 BC and brought to the height of its power and glory by Darius I and his son Xerxes. Eventually the empire extended from the Indus River valley in present-day Pakistan to the Mediterranean Sea before Alexander the Great conquered it between 333 and 331 BC.
2. See Iran.

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