Definition of Parsee

1. Noun. A member of a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian origin; descended from the Persians; now found in western India.

Exact synonyms: Parsi
Generic synonyms: Religious Person

Definition of Parsee

1. n. One of the adherents of the Zoroastrian or ancient Persian religion, descended from Persian refugees settled in India; a fire worshiper; a Gheber.

Definition of Parsee

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of Parsi) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parsee

Parochetus communis
Parona's space
Parophrys vitulus
Parrot's disease
Parry's penstemon
Parry's pinyon
Parry manzanita
Parsonage-Turner syndrome
Parsons table
Parthenium argentatum

Literary usage of Parsee

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1. The Fortnightly Review (1868)
"By a parsee. Bombay. 1868. THE object of this pamphlet is to state the grievance ... This is the kind of grievance which a parsee tolls us is inflicted on u ..."

2. East of Suez: Ceylon, India, China and Japan by Frederic Courtland Penfield (1907)
"Every country possesses groups of people having religious beliefs and practices which attract to them a curious interest; but Bombay's parsee colony is the ..."

3. Curiosities of Natural History by Francis Trevelyan Buckland (1882)
"Another fisher answered with a laugh, and also as loud as he could bawl, " Tommy parsee." The word passed up the line, and everybody shouted, " Tommy parsee ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"It is similarly used by the parsee priests to denote the Pahlavi version and ... For wellnigh five hundred years after the Macedonian invasion the parsee ..."

5. Universal Geography: Or, a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1826)
"When the Arabians, in the seventh century, invaded Persia, the parsee, banished from the court, lost its high reputation, and when it was meant to be ..."

6. The Life of John Wilson, D.D., F.R.S.: For Fifty Years Philanthropist and by George Smith (1879)
"ZAND SCHOLARSHIP AND THE parsee CONTROVERSY. Degree oi DD from University of Edinburgh—First Marriage in Native Church of Bombay—Dr. Wilson first English ..."

7. Handbook of Universal Literature from the Best and Latest Authorities by Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta (1902)
"The period of the parsee or the dialect of the southwestern part of the country. It reached its perfection under the dynasty of the Sassanides, ..."

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