(Ἀριόμαρδος), a Persian word, the latter part of which is the same as the Persian merd (vir), whence comes merdi (virilitas, virtus). Ario-mardus would therefore signify " a man or hero honourable, or entitled to respect." (Pott, Etymologische Forschungen, p. xxxvi.) Respecting the meaning of Ario, see ARIARATHES.
1 The son of Dareius and Parmys, the daughter of Smerdis, commanded the Moschi and Tibareni in the army of Xerxes. (Hdt. 7.78.)
2. The brother of Artuphius, commanded the Caspii in the army of Xerxes. (Hdt. 7.67.)
3. The ruler of Thebes in Egypt, one of the commanders of the Egyptians in the army of Xerxes. (Aesch. Pers. 38, 313.)