Pronunciation: (u-kē'mu-nid, u-kem'u-), [key]
—pl. A•chae•me•nids, Ach•ae•men•i•daePronunciation: (ak"u-men'i-dē"), [key] Ach•ae•men•i•desPronunciation: (ak"u-men'i-dēz"). [key]
a member of the dynasty of kings in ancient Persia that ruled from c550 b.c. to 331 b.c.
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