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Cy•rus



Pronunciation: (sī'rus), [key]
n.
1. (“the Elder” or “the Great”) c600–529 b.c., king of Persia 558?–529: founder of the Persian empire.
2. (“the Younger”) 424?–401 b.c., Persian prince and satrap: leader of the armed conspiracy against his brother King Artaxerxes II.
3. a male given name: from an Old Persian word meaning “throne.”

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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