Persia Definition

pûrzhə
proper name
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
pronoun

(academic usage) A region in southwestern Iran, in particular Pars/Fars province.

Wiktionary
(archaic, classical usage) Territories corresponding to either of the two empires ruled by dynasts from Pars/Fars, specially the first of the two.
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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 .
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Origin of Persia

  • From Latin Persia, from Ancient Greek Περσίς (Persis), from Old Persian 𐎱𐎠𐎼𐎿 (Pārsa).

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