a member of the dynasty of kings in ancient Persia that ruled from c550 b.c. to 331 b.c.
noun (pl) Achaemenids, Achaemenidae (ˌækɪˈmɛnɪˌdiː), Achaemenides (ˌækɪˈmɛnɪˌdiːz)
any member of a Persian dynasty of kings, including Cyrus the Great, that ruled from about 550 to 331 bc, when Darius III was overthrown by Alexander the Great
of or relating to the Achaemenids or their language, as recorded in cuneiform inscriptions. Historical Examples The state and pomp which surrounded the monarch seem scarcely to have fallen short of the Achaemenian standard. The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia George Rawlinson The Achaemenian kings regarded the […]
achaia the name originally of a narrow strip of territory in Greece, on the north-west of the Peloponnesus. Subsequently it was applied by the Romans to the whole Peloponnesus, now called the Morea, and the south of Greece. It was then one of the two provinces (Macedonia being the other) into which they divided the […]
achaichus (1 Cor. 16:17), one of the members of the church of Corinth who, with Fortunatus and Stephanas, visited Paul while he was at Ephesus, for the purpose of consulting him on the affairs of the church. These three probably were the bearers of the letter from Corinth to the apostle to which he alludes […]
inability of a circular muscle, especially of the esophagus or rectum, to relax, resulting in widening of the structure above the muscular constriction. noun (pathol) failure of the cardiac sphincter of the oesophagus to relax, resulting in difficulty in swallowing achalasia ach·a·la·sia (āk’ə-lā’zhə) n. The failure of a ring of muscle fibers, such as a […]