Meaning of Persia


Pronunciation: (pûr'zhu, -shu), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledan ancient empire located in W and SW Asia: at its height it extended from Egypt and the Aegean to India; conquered by Alexander the Great 334–331b.c.
  2. former official name (until 1935) of
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