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Persian

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English

Etymology

From Middle English percynne < Middle French persien < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] *Persianus < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Persia < Ancient Greek Περσίς (Persis) < Old Persian Pārsa

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Persian

Plural
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Persian

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

Usage notes

  • Persian is the name applied to the official language of Iran. This language is also spoken in Tajikistan and some parts of Afghanistan.
  • The name "Farsi" (the local name for Persian) has 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.

Translations

Noun

Singular
Persian

Plural
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  1. A member of the main ethnic group of Iran.
  2. A breed of cat.
  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.

Synonyms

  • (member of the people): Iranian (note that not all Iranians are ethnically Persians, and not all ethnic Persians are Iranian)

Derived terms

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Translations

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Adjective

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Positive
Persian

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

Synonyms

Translations

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Finnish

Noun

Persian

  1. Genitive singular form of Persia.

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