Definition of Parthian

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Parthia.

Group relationships: Parthia
Generic synonyms: Asian, Asiatic



2. Adjective. Pertaining to Parthia or its people or language or culture. "Parthian archeology"
Partainyms: Parthia
Derivative terms: Parthia

3. Noun. The Iranian language spoken in the Parthian kingdom (250 BC to AD 226).
Generic synonyms: Pahlavi, Pehlevi

Definition of Parthian

1. a. Of or pertaining to ancient Parthia, in Asia.

Definition of Parthian

1. Adjective. Relating to Parthia or Parthians. ¹

2. Adjective. Delivered as if in retreat. (''An allusion to the Parthian battle tactic of firing arrows backwards from horseback while apparently in retreat.'') ¹

3. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Parthia. ¹

4. Noun. An extinct Western Iranian language that was spoken in Parthia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parthian

Parsons table
Parsonsian
Partav
Parthenic
Parthenium
Parthenium argentatum
Parthenium hysterophorus
Parthenium integrifolium
Parthenocissus
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
Parthenon
Parthenope
Parthenos
Parthia
Parthian
Parthians
Parti Quebecois
Particular Baptist
Partiya Karkeran Kurdistan
Party of Democratic Kampuchea
Party of God
Party of No
Parula
Parula americana
Parulidae
Parus
Parus atricapillus
Parus bicolor
Parus caeruleus

Literary usage of Parthian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1883)
"The parthian silver coins consist of two distinct classes— regal and civic. The regal coins are of silver of the weight of an Attic drachm, 60—65 grains, ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"parthian "KINGDOMS" The divisions of the empire which he founded can be sketched by ... The eighteen parthian kingdoms thus correspond to six old satrapies. ..."

3. The Coins of the Greek and Scythic Kings of Bactria and India in the British by British Museum Dept. of Coins and Medals, Percy Gardner, Reginald Stuart Poole (1886)
"To speak of parthian types on coins at all may seem a misnomer, istence, if we except representations of the king himself: in these matters the parthians ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"During the period that elapsed from the accession of Marcus to the reign of Alexander, the Hoi nan and the parthian empires were twice engaged in war ..."

5. The Decline of the Roman Republic by George Long (1874)
"C. Antistius Vetus in BC 45 attacked Bassus and shut him up in Apamea, but the parthian Pacorus came with a large force to the relief of Bassus, ..."

6. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1909)
"The eighteen parthian kingdoms thus correspond to six old satrapies. ... As compared with the older Macedonian Empire, the parthian realm lacked the east ..."

7. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, William Smith (1862)
"During the period that elapsed from the accession of Marcus to the reign of Alexander, the Roman and the parthian empires were twice engaged in war; ..."

8. The Story of Parthia by George Rawlinson (1893)
"It was with special reference to the system thus established that the parthian monarchs took the title of " King of Kings ..."

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