Persian

(redirected from Persians)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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 ?
You seem to doubt me; I don't doubt myself: I know what my aim is, what my motives are; and at this moment I pass a law, unalterable as that of the Medes and Persians, that both are right.
I embarked in March, 1622, in the same fleet with the Count Vidigueira, on whom the king had conferred the viceroyship of the Indies, then vacant by the resignation of Alfonso Noronha, whose unsuccessful voyage in the foregoing year had been the occasion of the loss of Ormus, which being by the miscarriage of that fleet deprived of the succours necessary for its defence, was taken by the Persians and English.
Having purchased the usual quota of shirts and shoes, he took a leisurely promenade about the streets, where crowds of people of many nationalities--Europeans, Persians with pointed caps, Banyas with round turbans, Sindes with square bonnets, Parsees with black mitres, and long-robed Armenians--were collected.
Are there not crimes for which the impalement of the Turks, the augers of the Persians, the stake and the brand of the Iroquois Indians, are inadequate tortures, and which are unpunished by society?
It was necessary that Cyrus should find the Persians discontented with the government of the Medes, and the Medes soft and effeminate through their long peace.
Remember how the Persians say: The jackal that lives in the wilds of Mazanderan can only be caught by the hounds of Mazanderan.
The army of the Persians, in the plains of Arbela, was such a vast sea of people, as it did somewhat astonish the commanders in Alexander's army; who came to him therefore, and wished him to set upon them by night; and he answered, He would not pilfer the victory.
When the Yunani sage arrived at Balkh, the Persians tell us, Gushtasp appointed a day on which the Mobeds of every country should assemble, and a golden chair was placed for the Yunani sage.
Some authorities say he was called Homer, because his father was given as a hostage to the Persians by the men of Cyprus; others, because of his blindness; for amongst the Aeolians the blind are so called.
The Arabians and Persians had an equal advantage in writing their tales from the genii and fairies, which they believe in as an article of their faith, upon the authority of the Koran itself.
We looked upon every trumpery little custom and habit which had obtained in the School as though it had been a law of the Medes and Persians, and regarded the infringement or variation of it as a sort of sacrilege.
Persians were the first to take a broad and comprehensive view of history.