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Per·sian

 (pûr′zhən)
adj.
Of or relating to Persia or Iran, or to their peoples, languages, or cultures.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Persia or Iran.
2. Any of the forms of the national language of medieval and modern Iran as written and spoken from about the ninth century ad to modern times, and widely used as a language of culture in Central and South Asia, especially:
a. The western dialect of this language that is the national language of modern Iran. Also called Farsi.
b. The eastern dialect of this language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Also called Dari.
3. A domestic cat of a large breed originally from the Middle East, having a long flowing coat and a broad head with a snub nose.

Persian

(ˈpɜːʃən)
adj
(Anthropology & Ethnology) of or relating to ancient Persia or modern Iran, their inhabitants, or their languages
n
1. (Peoples) a native, citizen, or inhabitant of modern Iran; an Iranian
2. (Peoples) a member of an Indo-European people of West Iranian speech who established a great empire in SW Asia in the 6th century bc
3. (Languages) the language of Iran or Persia in any of its ancient or modern forms, belonging to the West Iranian branch of the Indo-European family. See also Avestan, Old Persian, Pahlavi2, Farsi

Per•sian

(ˈpɜr ʒən, -ʃən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to ancient, medieval, or modern Persia, its people, or their language.
n.
2. a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Persia.
3. an Iranian language, the principal language of Iran and much of Afghanistan.
[1325–75; Middle English Persien < Middle French (see Persia, -an1); replacing Old English Persisc (see -ish1)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Persian - a native or inhabitant of IranPersian - a native or inhabitant of Iran; "the majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims"
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
Farsi - a person of Iranian descent; "many Farsi emigrated to India near Bombay"
2.Persian - the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
Iranian language, Iranian - the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
Noruz, Nowrooz, Nowruz - (Persian) the new year holiday in Iran and Azerbaijan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and parts of India and among the Kurds; comes at the vernal equinox
Adj.1.Persian - of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture; "Iranian mountains"; "Iranian security police"
Translations
персийскифарси
Peršanperský
perserpersisk
پارسیفارسی
persialainenfarsi
farsiperzijskiperzijski jezik
perzsa
persneska
ペルシャの
페르시아의
farsipersisk
perskiPers
farsipersijskiperzijskiперзијскиперсијски
persiskpersiska
Kiajemi
เกี่ยวกับเปอร์เซีย
thuộc Ba Tưtiếng Ba Tư
波斯的波斯语

Persian

[ˈpɜːʃən]
A. ADJpersa
B. N
1. (= person) → persa mf
2. (Ling) → persa m
C. CPD Persian carpet Nalfombra f persa
Persian cat Ngato m persa
Persian Gulf NGolfo m Pérsico
Persian lamb N (= animal) → oveja f caracul; (= skin) → caracul m

Persian

[ˈpɜːrʃən]
adjpersan(e)
n
persan m
a Persian (= cat) → un chat persanPersian carpet ntapis m persanPersian cat nchat m persanPersian Gulf n
the Persian Gulf → le golfe Persique

Persian

adjpersisch; the Persian Gulfder Persische Golf; Persian lamb (= animal)Karakulschaf nt; (= skin, coat)Persianer m
n
Perser(in) m(f)
(Ling) → Persisch nt

Persian

[ˈpɜːʃn]
1. adjpersiano/a
2. n
a. (person) → persiano/a
b. (language) → persiano

Persian

فَارِسِيٌّ perský persisk persisch περσικός persa persialainen perse perzijski persiano ペルシャの 페르시아의 Perzisch persisk perski persa персидский persisk เกี่ยวกับเปอร์เซีย İranlı thuộc Ba Tư 波斯的
References in classic literature ?
The warmly cool, clear, ringing, perfumed, overflowing, redundant days, were as crystal goblets of Persian sherbet, heaped up --flaked up, with rose-water snow.
But not to speak of the passage through the whole length of the Mediterranean, and another passage up the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, such a supposition would involve the complete circumnavigation of all Africa in three days, not to speak of the Tigris waters, near the site of Nineveh, being too shallow for any whale to swim in.
There were lounging chairs and sofas, window seats covered with soft cushions of fantastic designs; there was one corner fitted in Persian fashion, with a huge canopy and a jeweled lamp beneath.
The brilliancy of her eyes, the superb arch of her eyebrows, her well-formed aquiline nose, her teeth as white as pearl, and the profusion of her sable tresses, which, each arranged in its own little spiral of twisted curls, fell down upon as much of a lovely neck and bosom as a simarre of the richest Persian silk, exhibiting flowers in their natural colours embossed upon a purple ground, permitted to be visible all these constituted a combination of loveliness, which yielded not to the most beautiful of the maidens who surrounded her.
He determined to tell her without preface that he adored her, but when he opened his lips a question came forth of its own accord relating to the Persian way of playing billiards.
They were after the fashion of the kingdom, partly resembling the Persian, and partly the Chinese, and are a very grave and decent habit.
From the corner of the divan of Persian saddle-bags on which he was lying, smoking, as was his custom, innumerable cigarettes, Lord Henry Wotton could just catch the gleam of the honey-sweet and honey-coloured blossoms of a laburnum, whose tremulous branches seemed hardly able to bear the burden of a beauty so flamelike as theirs; and now and then the fantastic shadows of birds in flight flitted across the long tussore-silk curtains that were stretched in front of the huge window, producing a kind of momentary Japanese effect, and making him think of those pallid, jade-faced painters of Tokyo who, through the medium of an art that is necessarily immobile, seek to convey the sense of swiftness and motion.
answered the little ballet-girls in chorus, warding off ill-luck by pointing their forefinger and little finger at the absent Persian, while their second and third fingers were bent on the palm and held down by the thumb.
Indeed, after ten years, during which this state of things had not ceased to trouble him, Schahriar cut off the country of Great Tartary from the Persian Empire and made his brother king.
I will get soft soap, and monkey soap, and all sorts of soap; and soda and scrubbing brushes; and persian powder; and carbolic to remove the smell.
Others were ordered by the Daily News, the Persian Ambassador, and five or six lords and baronets.
The brave Americans serving our nation today in the Persian Gulf, in Somalia, and wherever else they stand, are testament to our resolve, but our greatest strength is the power of our ideas, which are still new in many lands.