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Darius (Persian: Dariush) is a boy's name. Etymologically it is an Iranian word with Greek transliteration and its meaning is "he possesses; rich, kingly".

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Historical

Darius I of Persia, or Darius the Great, assumed the kingship of Babylon after its conquest by Cyrus in the fifth century BC. He was a renowned and three kings of the ancient Achaemenid Empire of Persia were subsequently named Darius:

as well as several other kings:

Modern

Darius can also refer to:

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Dario

Dario is the counterpart of Darius in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Croatian and other Slavic languages:

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

DARIUS (Pers. Darayavaush; Old Test. Daryavesh), the name of three Persian kings.

The name Darius was also borne by many later dynasts of Persian origin, among them kings of Persis, Darius of Media Atropatene who was defeated by Pompeius, and Darius, king of Pontus in the time of Antony. (ED. M.)


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Wiktionary

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Etymology

From Latin Darius < Ancient Greek Δαρεῖος (Dareios) < Old Persian 𐎭𐎠𐎼𐎹𐎺𐎢𐏁 (Dārayavauš), Upholder of good).

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Darius

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Darius

  1. Name of several kings in Achaemenid dynasty of Persia, 6th to 4th century BCE.
  2. A male given name.

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Proper noun

Darius

  1. Darius

Bible wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From BibleWiki

Meaning: the holder or supporter

The name of several Persian kings:

  1. Darius the Mede
  2. Darius Hystaspes
  3. Darius the Persian
This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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