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Par·sialso 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.
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(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
(Other Non-Christian Religions) of or relating to the Parsees or their religion
[C17: from Persian Pārsī a Persian, from Old Persian Pārsa Persia]
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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 + -ī suffix of appurtenance]
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|Noun||1.||Parsee - 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
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Parsee[pɑːˈsiː] N → parsi mf
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