Etymology
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Persepolis

ancient capital of Persia, founded 6c. B.C.E. by Darius the Great; from Greek, literally "city of the Persians," from Perses "Persians" (see Persian) + -polis "city" (see polis). The modern Iranian name for the place is Takht-e-jamshid, literally "throne of Jamshid," a legendary king whose name was substituted when Darius was forgotten. Related: Persepolitan.

updated on April 12, 2020

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Definitions of Persepolis from WordNet

Persepolis (n.)
an ancient city that was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire; now in ruins;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.