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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Par·thi·an /ˈpɑrθiən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·thi·an a. Of or pertaining to ancient Parthia, in Asia. -- n. A native of Parthia.
 Parthian arrow, an arrow discharged at an enemy when retreating from him, as was the custom of the ancient Parthians; hence, a parting shot.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: pertaining to Parthia or its people or language or culture;
             "Parthian archeology"
      2: delivered at the moment of parting as if in flight or
         retreat; "paused to deliver a parting shot at the door";
         "a Parthian volley of expletives from Uncle Billy"- Bret
         Harte [syn: parting]
      n : a native or inhabitant of Parthia