darius


darius

noun

  1. Darius Hystaspesthe Great, 558?–486? b.c., king of Persia 521–486.

noun

  1. Ochus, died 404 b.c., king of Persia 424–404 (son of Artaxerxes I).

noun

  1. Codomannus, died 330 b.c., king of Persia 336–330.

noun

  1. known as Darius the Great, surname Hystaspis. ?550–486 bc, king of Persia (521–486), who extended the Persian empire and crushed the revolt of the Ionian city states (500). He led two expeditions against Greece but was defeated at Marathon (490)

noun

  1. died 330 bc, last Achaemenid king of Persia (336–330), who was defeated by Alexander the Great

name of three Persian rulers, notably Darius the Great, Persian emperor 521-485 B.C.E., from Greek Darius, from Old Persian Darayavaus, probably literally “he who holds firm the good,” from PIE root *dher- (2) “to hold firmly, support” (see firm (adj.)).

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