noun, plural Sas·sa·nids, Sas·sa·ni·dae [suh–sah-ni-dee, –san-i-] /səˈsɑ nɪˌdi, -ˈsæn ɪ-/.
- a member of a dynasty that ruled in Persia a.d. 226–651.
- of or relating to the Sassanids or their dynasty.
noun plural Sassanids or Sassanidae (sæˈsænɪˌdiː)
- any member of the native dynasty that built and ruled an empire in Persia from 224 to 636 a.d
dynasty that ruled the Persian Empire 211-651 C.E., 1776, from Medieval Latin Sassanidæ (plural), from Sasan, grandfather of Ardashir I, who founded the dynasty.