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Par·si

also Par·see  (pär′sē, pär-sē′)
n. pl. Par·sis also Par·sees
A member of a Zoroastrian religious sect in India.

[Persian Pārsī, from Pārs, Persia, from Old Persian Pārsā.]

Par′sism (-sĭz′əm) n.

Parsee

(ˈpɑːsiː) or

Parsi

n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) an adherent of a monotheistic religion of Zoroastrian origin, the practitioners of which were driven out of Persia by the Muslims in the eighth century ad. It is now found chiefly in western India
adj
(Other Non-Christian Religions) of or relating to the Parsees or their religion
[C17: from Persian Pārsī a Persian, from Old Persian Pārsa Persia]
ˈParseeˌism n

Par•see

or Par•si

(ˈpɑr si, pɑrˈsi)

n., pl. -sees or -sis.
an Indian Zoroastrian whose ancestors fled Muslim persecution in Persia in the 7th and 8th centuries.
[1605–15; < Persian Pārsī Persian =Pārs Persia + suffix of appurtenance]
Par′see•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Parsee - a member of a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian originParsee - a member of a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian origin; descended from the Persians; now found in western India
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
Translations

Parsee

[pɑːˈsiː] Nparsi mf
References in classic literature ?
And Ahab chanced so to stand, that the Parsee occupied his shadow; while, if the Parsee's shadow was there at all it seemed only to blend with, and lengthen Ahab's.
He could just puzzle out the various English Police notices in Lahore city, because they affected his comfort; and among the many guests of the woman who looked after him had been a queer German who painted scenery for the Parsee travelling theatre.
Fogg returned on board to resume his former habits; while Passepartout, according to custom, sauntered about among the mixed population of Somanlis, Banyans, Parsees, Jews, Arabs, and Europeans who comprise the twenty-five thousand inhabitants of Aden.
According to Bolitho, a Parsee friend of Jinnah, Jamshed Nusserwanjee, describes Jinnah's agony after the All-Parties Conference, in Calcutta on 28 December in these words:
Not only was he crowned 'BBC Food Personality of the Year' this Bombay-born Parsee chef is the Chef Patron of three London restaurants, including 'Cafe Spice Namaste', the longest standing recipient of a Michelin BIB Gourmand award.
Not only was he crowned 'BBC Food Personality of the Year' this Bombayborn Parsee chef is the Chef Patron of three London restaurants, including 'Cafe Spice Namaste', the longest standing recipient of a Michelin BIB Gourmand award.
Christian and Parsee institutions played an outstanding role during the partition and early years of Pakistan's development.
The writing is punctuated with words in Marathi or Hindi and other languages thrown into the melting pot that is Bombay by the people who make it tick, the "Assamese, Jats, and Punjabis; people from Rajasthan, Bengal, and Tamil Nadu; from Pushkar, Cochin, and Konarak; warrior, caste, Brahmin, and untouchable; Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Parsee, Jain, Animist; fair skin and dark, green eyes and golden brown and black; every different face and form of that extravagant variety, that incomparable beauty, India."
According to Shamsuzzaman, "it is called Bangla san or saal, which are Arabic and Parsee words respectively.
Parsee Gymkhana vice-president and secretary Khodadad S Yazdegardi sought the removal of selectors through an SGM back in July last year but didn't succeed.
Sidhwa's second novel, The Crow Eaters (1980), although reflects much of the life of her Parsee community, was also about the national politics and the gender issues in Pakistan.