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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 ?
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.
Long as it has taken to tell the battle, beginning with the slaying of the Persian cat to the thrusting of the mop into Michael's jaws, so swift had been the rush of events that the passengers, springing from their deck-chairs and hurrying to the scene, were just arriving when Michael eluded the mop of the sailor by a successful dodge and plunged in on Captain Duncan, this time sinking his teeth so savagely into a rotund calf as to cause its owner to splutter an incoherent curse and howl of wrathful surprise.
Flambeau, who was a friend of Angus, received him in a rococo artistic den behind his office, of which the ornaments were sabres, harquebuses, Eastern curiosities, flasks of Italian wine, savage cooking-pots, a plumy Persian cat, and a small dusty-looking Roman Catholic priest, who looked particularly out of place.
Flambeau went back to his sabres, purple rugs and Persian cat, having many things to attend to.
Brachycephalic breeds (cats and dogs with their snouts pushed in such as Persian cats and Pug dogs), are particularly prone to problems during periods of high heat and humidity.
Last week, 12 dogs, two Persian cats and caged birds were found locked in the bathrooms and kitchen of a villa.
Rehman said that among pet animals, Persian cats are in high demand at the market.
A Labrador or Golden Retriever costs QR500 while Persian cats are priced at QR1,000.
SPRINGFIELD - A longtime breeder of Persian cats is now banned from owning any domestic animals for the next 15 years - the main provision of a plea bargain that led her to be convicted of trying to kill two felines by tossing them into the Willamette River in late November.
The pets which participated in the show included breeds of cats such as, Australian Mist, Arabian Mau, German Rex, Persian Cats, an American Curl, and dog breeds included American Bulldog, German Shepherded, Australian Wolf dog, Teddy Roosevelt and Russian Puppies.
Caroline Golon's two Persian cats "are not big fans of car travel" N the only way that they can travel since their breed is banned by many airlines N so they don't go on trips.
There is a rescue for every breed of dog and cat, including Persian cats and these are animals that have been discarded by their owners for various reasons.