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  4  definitions  found 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  empire  in  S  Asia  created  by  Cyrus  the  Great  in  the  6th 
  century  BC  and  destroyed  by  Alexander  the  Great  in  the 
  4th  century  BC  [syn:  {Persia},  {Persian  Empire}] 
  2:  a  republic  in  the  Middle  East;  Iran  was  the  core  of  the 
  ancient  Persian  Empire  and  was  known  as  Persia  until  1935; 
  rich  in  oil  [syn:  {Iran},  {Persia}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Persia,  IA  (city,  FIPS  62445) 
  Location:  41.57900  N,  95.57013  W 
  Population  (1990):  312  (133  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  51563 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  an  ancient  empire,  extending  from  the  Indus  to  Thrace,  and  from 
  the  Caspian  Sea  to  the  Red  Sea  and  the  Persian  Gulf.  The 
  Persians  were  originally  a  Medic  tribe  which  settled  in  Persia, 
  on  the  eastern  side  of  the  Persian  Gulf.  They  were  Aryans,  their 
  language  belonging  to  the  eastern  division  of  the  Indo-European 
  group  One  of  their  chiefs,  Teispes  conquered  Elam  in  the  time 
  of  the  decay  of  the  Assyrian  Empire,  and  established  himself  in 
  the  district  of  Anzan.  His  descendants  branched  off  into  two 
  lines,  one  line  ruling  in  Anzan,  while  the  other  remained  in 
  Persia.  Cyrus  II.,  king  of  Anzan,  finally  united  the  divided 
  power,  conquered  Media,  Lydia,  and  Babylonia,  and  carried  his 
  arms  into  the  far  East.  His  son,  Cambyses  added  Egypt  to  the 
  empire,  which  however,  fell  to  pieces  after  his  death.  It  was 
  reconquered  and  thoroughly  organized  by  Darius,  the  son  of 
  Hystaspes  whose  dominions  extended  from  India  to  the  Danube. 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Persia,  that  cuts  or  divides;  a  nail;  a  gryphon;  a  horseman 

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