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Kai-anians

The sixth Persian dynasty. The semi-historic period (B.C. 660-331). So called because they took for their affix the term kai (mighty), called by the Greeks Ku (Kuros), and by the Romans Cy (Cyrus).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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