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Iranian   /ɪrˈɑniən/  /aɪrˈeɪniən/   Listen

Of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture.  Synonym: Persian.  "Iranian security police"

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"Iranian" Quotes from Famous Books

... other former USSR republics by landline or microwave and to countries beyond the former USSR via the Moscow international gateway switch; Azeri and Russian TV broadcasts are received; Turkish and Iranian TV broadcasts are received from INTELSAT through a ...
— The 1992 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... dissipations were over. Schoenstrom has movies only once a week. He sat in the office of his garage ruffling through a weekly digest of events. Milt read much, though not too easily. He had no desire to be a poet, an Indo-Iranian etymologist, a lecturer to women's clubs, or the secretary of state. But he did rouse to the marvels hinted in books and magazines; to large crowds, the mechanism of ...
— Free Air • Sinclair Lewis

... in the lowlands and the valleys, where the warm, damp climate favoured their development; but they also spread into the mountain region, and had pushed their outposts as far as the first slopes of the Iranian table-land. They there contact with white-skinned of medium height, who were probably allied to the nations of Northern and Central Asia—to the Scythians,* for instance, if it is permissible to use a vague ...
— History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 4 (of 12) • G. Maspero

... is sufficient to mention generally the fact that powerful as was the influence of Hellenism in its composition, the Parthian state, as compared with that of the Seleucids, was based on a national and religious reaction, and that the old Iranian language, the order of the Magi and the worship of Mithra, the Oriental feudatory system, the cavalry of the desert and the bow and arrow, first emerged there in renewed and superior opposition to Hellenism. ...
— The History of Rome (Volumes 1-5) • Theodor Mommsen

... Middle and Modern Persian Khosrau ("with a good name"), a very common Persian name, borne by a famous king of the Iranian legend (Kai Khosrau); by a Parthian king, commonly called by the Greeks Osroes (q.v.); and by the following two ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3 - "Chitral" to "Cincinnati" • Various

... See Dr. Kiepert, "Man. Anc. Geog." (Mr. G. A. Macmillan) iv. 47. The Karduchians or Kurds belong by speech to the Iranian stock, forming in fact their farthest outpost to the west, little given to agriculture, but chiefly to the breeding of cattle. Their name, pronounced Kardu by the ancient Syrians and Assyrians, Kordu by the Armenians (plural Kordukh), first appears in its narrower sense in western ...
— Anabasis • Xenophon

Words linked to "Iranian" :   Tadzhik, Pehlevi, Zend, Artaxerxes I, Avestan, afghani, Gathic, Persia, Scythian, Pashto, Dari, Balochi, Artaxerxes II, Asiatic, Pahlavi, Iran, Baluchi, Farsi, Islamic Republic of Iran, afghan, Asian, Ossete, Kurdish, Tajik, Paxto, Tajiki, Pashtu, Artaxerxes, Dari Persian

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