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Persian

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English percynne, from Middle French persien, from Italian persiano, from Medieval Latin Persiānus, from Latin Persia, from Ancient Greek Περσίς (Persís), from Old Persian 𐎱𐎠𐎼𐎿 (Pārsa, Persia) (compare modern Persian پارس (Pārs)).

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Proper nounEdit

Persian

  1. A family of languages spoken primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.

Usage notesEdit

  • Persian is the name applied to the official language of Iran. This language is also spoken in Tajikistan and some parts of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
  • The name "Farsi" (the local name for Persian) has recently developed currency in English to refer to the dialect spoken in Iran. Afghans usually call it Dari, and the version spoken in Tajikistan is called Tajiki Persian or simply Tajiki.

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NounEdit

Persian (plural Persians)

  1. A person of Iranian descent.
  2. A domestic cat breed.
  3. A pastry local to the Thunder Bay region in Canada often compared to either a cinnamon bun or a donut topped with pink icing.
  4. A breed of sheep prized for its lambs' wool.
  5. A thin silk fabric, formerly used for linings.
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SynonymsEdit

  • (member of the people): Iranian, the word Persian is mostly used in historical contexts.

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AdjectiveEdit

Persian (comparative more Persian, superlative most Persian)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Persia.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Persian people.
  3. Of or pertaining to the Persian language.

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Persian

  1. Genitive singular form of Persia.

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