(also Sasanian or Sassanid 'sasənɪd)
adjective relating to a dynasty that ruled Persia from the early 3rd century AD until 651.
noun a member of this dynasty.
from Sasan (the name of the grandfather or father of Ardashir, the first Sassanian) + -ian.

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