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    Ashk or Arsaces 1. was the Parthian king who founded the Arsacid dynasty (c. 250–211 BC) (Wikipedia) - Ashk For the village in Iran, see Ashk, Iran.

    Ashk (Persian: اشک‎ ashk; Greek: Arsaces) is an ancient Iranian male name. It was the name of the first kings of the Parthian (ashkanian) dynasty. In modern Persian it means "tear".

    Ashk or Arsaces has also given name to the city of Ashkabad.

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