Sentence Examples with the word Mada

The Greeks supposed it to be the capital of Media, confusing the Manda, of whom Astyages was king, with the Mada or Medes of Media Atropatene, and ascribed its foundation to Deioces (the Daiukku of the cuneiform inscriptions), who is said to have surrounded his palace in it with seven concentric walls of different colours.

Blshausen, Parthava and Pahlav, Mada and Meth (Berlin, 1877, and in the Monatsb.