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[mass noun] The Persian language up to the 3rd century bc, used in the ancient Persian empire and written in cuneiform.
- ‘In the east, languages like Sogdian look like ‘sons of Old Persian.’’
- ‘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.’
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