Definition of Persian

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Iran. "The majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims"

Exact synonyms: Irani, Iranian
Group relationships: Iran, Islamic Republic Of Iran, Persia
Generic synonyms: Asian, Asiatic
Specialized synonyms: Farsi
Specialized synonyms: Artaxerxes, Artaxerxes I, Artaxerxes, Artaxerxes Ii
Derivative terms: Iranian



2. Adjective. Of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture. "Iranian security police"
Exact synonyms: Iranian
Partainyms: Iran
Derivative terms: Iran, Iranian, Iranian, Persia

3. Noun. The language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms.
Exact synonyms: Farsi
Generic synonyms: Iranian, Iranian Language
Examples of category: Noruz, Nowrooz, Nowruz

Definition of Persian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language.

2. n. A native or inhabitant of Persia.

Definition of Persian

1. Proper noun. A group of very similar languages spoken primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. ¹

2. Noun. A member of the main ethnic group of Iran. ¹

3. Noun. A domestic cat breed. ¹

4. Noun. A pastry local to the Thunder Bay region in Canada often compared to either a cinnamon bun or a donut topped with pink icing. ¹

5. Noun. A breed of sheep prized for its lambs' wool. ¹

6. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Persia. ¹

7. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Persian people. ¹

8. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Persian language. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Persian

1. Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language. Persian berry, the fruit of Rhamnus infectorius, a kind of buckthorn, used for dyeing yellow, and imported chiefly from Trebizond. Persian cat. Malignant pustule. Persian powder. See Insect powder, under Insect. Persian red. See Indian red. Persian wheel, a noria; a tympanum. See Noria. Origin: From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. Parsee, Peach, Persic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Persian Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Persian

perseveration
perseverations
perseverative
perseveratively
perseveraunce
perseveraunt
persevere
persevered
perseverent
perseveres
persevering
perseveringly
perseverings
persevers
persia
persian (current term)
persian gulf syndrome
persic oil
persicaria
persicarias
persico
persicos
persicot
persicots
persiflage
persiflageous
persiflages
persifleur
persifleurs
persilaaromatic

Literary usage of Persian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The term persian, as applied both to the people and their language, ... Even the persian language of to-day, notwithstanding the immense influence exercised ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"What the great Firdusi uses as the vehicle of expression in the "Shah Nameh" is again veritable persian with an astonishingly small infusion of Arabic, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Even the persian language of to-day, notwithstanding the immense influence ... represented by the edicts and proclamations contained in the persian ..."

4. Ancient Times, a History of the Early World: An Introduction to the Study of by James Henry Breasted (1916)
"The persian architects had to learn architecture from the 275. ... 116) on which the persian palaces stood were imitated from Babylonia. ..."

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