Definition of Cyrus

1. Noun. Persian prince who was defeated in battle by his brother Artaxerxes II (424-401 BC).

Exact synonyms: Cyrus The Younger
Generic synonyms: Prince

Definition of Cyrus

1. Proper noun. An ancient king of Persia. ¹

2. Proper noun. ( male given name). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cyrus

Cyril Burt
Cyril Lodowic Burt
Cyril Northcote Parkinson
Cyrilla racemiflora
Cyrillic alphabet
Cyrtomium aculeatum
Cyrus Hall McCormick
Cyrus II
Cyrus McCormick
Cyrus the Elder
Cyrus the Great
Cyrus the Younger
Cysticercus bovis
Cysticercus cellulosae
Cysticercus fasciolaris
Cysticercus pisiformis
Cysticercus tenuicollis
Cystophora cristata

Literary usage of Cyrus

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1. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"SECTION I.—EDUCATION OF cyrus. The Persians consisted at this time of twelve tribes, who inhabited only one province of that vast country which has since ..."

2. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1913)
"But it is far more likely that from the first cyrus had hoped and resolved to succeed ... Moreover, the Lacedaemonian government, which owed much to cyrus, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The reduction of Media must have occupied a considerable time, as it was not until 546 Bu that cyrus found himself strong enough to face Croesus of Lydia, ..."

4. Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch, John Langhorne, William Langhorne (1859)
"cyrus, indeed, committed an error in rushing into the midst of the greatest danger without- care or caution; but Clearchus was guilty of another as great, ..."

5. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"Bold cyrus Field he said, says he, "1 have a pretty notion That I can run a ... But cyrus was a valiant man, A fellow of decision; And heeded not their ..."

6. Ancient Times, a History of the Early World: An Introduction to the Study of by James Henry Breasted (1916)
"RISE OF THE PERSIAN EMPIRE : cyrus No people became more zealous followers of Zoroaster than 257. The the group of Iranian tribes known as the Persians. ..."

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