Definition of Old Persian in English:

Old Persian

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noun

[mass noun]
  • The Persian language up to the 3rd century bc, used in the ancient Persian empire and written in cuneiform.
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    • In 1844, Rawlinson scaled the almost sheer cliffs of Bisitun, in Persia, copying relief sculptures and their accompanying cuneiform inscriptions in Old Persian, Elamite and Babylonian.
    • Bisitun was trilingual, with inscriptions in Old Persian, Elamite and Babylonian.
    • In the east, languages like Sogdian look like ‘sons of Old Persian.’

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