Associations to the word «Persia»


PERSIA, proper noun. (archaic) (classical usage) Territories corresponding to either of the two Persian Empires ruled by dynasties from Persis, specially the first of the two.
PERSIA, proper noun. Former name of Iran.

Dictionary definition

PERSIA, noun. 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.
PERSIA, noun. 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.

Wise words

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John Locke