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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 ?
At length, early one morning, while Khacan was on his way to the king's palace, a dealer, throwing himself in his way, announced eagerly that a Persian merchant, arrived late the previous evening, had a slave to sell whose wit and wisdom were equal to her incomparable beauty.
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.
Trotting around the wheel-house to the shady lee-side of it, he came upon his fate; for be it known that Captain Duncan possessed on board in addition to two fox-terriers, a big Persian cat, and that cat possessed a litter of kittens.
Only the even lines rhyme, except in the four-line or stop-short poem, when the first line often rhymes with the second and fourth, curiously recalling the Rubaiyat form of the Persian poets.
In the front, in the very center, leaning back against the orchestra rail, stood Dolokhov in a Persian dress, his curly hair brushed up into a huge shock.
in the direction of the Sea of Oman, between Arabia and the Indian Peninsula, which serves as an outlet to the Persian Gulf.
Two of the eleven are filled with Marie van Houtte roses, two with Viscountess Folkestone, two with Laurette Messimy, one with Souvenir de la Malmaison, one with Adam and Devoniensis, two with Persian Yellow and Bicolor, and one big bed behind the sun-dial with three sorts of red roses (seventy-two in all), Duke of Teck, Cheshunt Scarlet, and Prefet de Limburg.
At different periods in his life, he would call this haunter of his dreams by different names; "but in the end," he declares in a note on the subject, "I had to do a PERSIAN the honour of identifying him with this creature of my fancy.
The Persian, Arabic, and Sanscrit languages engaged his attention, and I was easily induced to enter on the same studies.
But not only is the sea such a foe to man who is an alien to it, but it is also a fiend to its own offspring; worse than the Persian host who murdered his own guests; sparing not the creatures which itself hath spawned.
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.
And if, as I said, it was necessary that the people of Israel should be captive so as to make manifest the ability of Moses; that the Persians should be oppressed by the Medes so as to discover the greatness of the soul of Cyrus; and that the Athenians should be dispersed to illustrate the capabilities of Theseus: then at the present time, in order to discover the virtue of an Italian spirit, it was necessary that Italy should be reduced to the extremity that she is now in, that she should be more enslaved than the Hebrews, more oppressed than the Persians, more scattered than the Athenians; without head, without order, beaten, despoiled, torn, overrun; and to have endured every kind of desolation.