Definitions for parthianˈpɑr θi ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Parthian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Parthia

  2. Parthian(adj)

    the Iranian language spoken in the Parthian kingdom (250 BC to AD 226)

  3. Parthian(adj)

    pertaining to Parthia or its people or language or culture

    "Parthian archeology"


  1. Parthian(Noun)

    A native or inhabitant of Parthia.

  2. Parthian(Noun)

    An extinct Western Iranian language that was spoken in Parthia.

  3. Parthian(Adjective)

    Relating to Parthia or Parthians.

  4. Parthian(Adjective)

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

    A Parthian shot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parthian(adj)

    of or pertaining to ancient Parthia, in Asia

  2. Parthian(noun)

    a native Parthia


  1. Parthian Language

    The Parthian language, also known as Arsacid Pahlavi and Pahlawānīg, is a now-extinct ancient Northwestern Iranian language spoken in Parthia, a region of northeastern ancient Iran. Parthian was the language of state of the Arsacid Parthian Empire, as well as of its eponymous branches of the Arsacid dynasty of Armenia, Arsacid dynasty of Iberia, and the Arsacid Dynasty of Caucasian Albania. Parthian had a huge lexical and vocabulary impact on Armenian.


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