Persism (plural Persisms)

  1. A Persian idiom.

Proper nounEdit


  1. (archaic) Ancient Persian religion, especially as represented by the Magi.
    • E. Vernon Arnold
      This system we shall call 'Persism', in order to free ourselves of the popular associations still connected with such terms as magism, Parseeism, and so forth; meaning by 'Persism' the teaching of Zarathustra as it affected the Greek and Latin world.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Persism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)