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Origin of the name XERXES.
Etymology of the name XERXES.
Meaning of the baby name XERXES.


XERXES (Ξέρξης).  Greek form of Persian Kshaya (q.v.), meaning "king."  This is the name used by the Greeks and Romans for Khshayarsha.  (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Som authors render it "warrior."

XERXES.  "Warrior."  A king of Persia, and the second son of Darius Hystaspes, whom he succeeded, B.C. 485.  The principal event of his life, vix., his invasion of Greece, belongs to the annals of Classic history: but his name, written Khshairsha, occurs on the monuments of Egypt, that country being then a Persian province.  Disregarding the policy of his father, Xerxes treated the Egyptians with great severity, and with equal rigour he governed the conquered empire of Babylonia, delivering up the city of Babylon to a complete pillage, and carrying off to Persia the golden statue of Nebo and the treasures of the temple tomb of Bel Merodach.  The name of Xerxes has also been found written in Cuneiform, Babylonian, Persian, and Median characters, and in Hieroglyphics on an Egyptian alabaster vase, recently discovered in the ruins of the mausoleum at Halicarnassus.  After an inglorious reign of twenty years, Xerxes was assassinated by Artabanus, B.C. 465. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).


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