Iranian

Definitions of Iranian
  1. adjective
    of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture
    Iranian mountains”
    Iranian security police”
    synonyms: Persian
  2. noun
    a native or inhabitant of Iran
    synonyms: Irani, Persian
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    Artaxerxes I
    king of Persia who sanctioned the practice of Judaism in Jerusalem (?-424 BC)
    Artaxerxes II
    king of Persia who subdued numerous revolutions and made peace with Sparta (?-359 BC)
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    Farsi
    a person of Iranian descent
    type of:
    Asian, Asiatic
    a native or inhabitant of Asia
  3. noun
    the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
    synonyms: Iranian language
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    Avestan, Zend
    an ancient Iranian language
    Gathic
    an ancient Iranian language
    Farsi, Persian
    the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
    Dari, Dari Persian
    an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan
    Tadzhik, Tajik, Tajiki
    the Iranian language of the Tajik that is closely related to Farsi; spoken in Iran and Tajikistan
    Kurdish
    an Iranian language spoken in Turkey and Iran and Iraq and Syria and Russia
    Balochi, Baluchi
    an Iranian language spoken in Pakistan and Iran and Afghanistan and Russia and the Persian gulf
    Pahlavi, Pehlevi
    the Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries
    Afghan, Afghani, Pashto, Pashtu, Paxto
    an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
    Ossete
    a northeastern Iranian language spoken in Russia
    Scythian
    the Iranian language spoken by the ancient Scythians
    Parthian
    the Iranian language spoken in the Parthian kingdom (250 BC to AD 226)
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    Indo-Iranian, Indo-Iranian language
    the branch of the Indo-European family of languages including the Indic and Iranian language groups
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