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A.Word.A.Day--parthianPronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
Parthian (PAHR-thee-uhn) adjective
1. Of or relating to Parthia or its people, language, or culture.
2. Delivered in or as if in retreat.
1. A native or inhabitant of Parthia.
2. The Iranian language of the Parthians.
"Could there be a Parthian burst of speed? Profits for the year ended last month should show a big leap off their five-year plateau." Lord of dullest virtue. (Britain's General Electric), The Economist, 15 Apr 1995.
This week's theme: toponyms, or words derived from place names.
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