[peer-ee] /ˈpɪər i/
noun, plural peris.
one of a large group of beautiful, fairylike beings of Persian mythology, represented as descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until their penance is accomplished.
any lovely, graceful person.
[pe-ree] /ˈpɛ ri/
[yah-kaw-paw] /ˈyɑ kɔ pɔ/ (Show IPA), 1561–1633, Italian composer.
a prefix meaning “about” or “around” (perimeter, periscope), “enclosing” or “surrounding” (pericardium), and “near” (perigee, perihelion), appearing in loanwords from Greek (peripeteia); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (perimorph).
noun (pl) -ris
(in Persian folklore) one of a race of beautiful supernatural beings
any beautiful fairy-like creature
enclosing, encircling, or around: pericardium, pericarp, perigon
near or adjacent: perihelion
1777, from Persian pari, from Avestan pairika. Race of superhuman female beings originally represented as malevolent, later as angelic genii (cf. sense evolution of English fairy, to which it is not related).
word-forming element meaning “around, about, enclosing,” from Greek peri (prep.) “around, about, beyond,” cognate with Sanskrit pari “around, about, through,” Latin per, from PIE *per- (1) “forward, through” (see per).
A prefix that means: “around” (as in pericardium,) or “near” (as in perihelion).
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periadenitis per·i·ad·e·ni·tis (pěr’ē-ād’n-ī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the tissues surrounding a gland.
[per-ee-an-der] /ˌpɛr iˈæn dər/ noun 1. died 585 b.c, tyrant of Corinth.
periangiitis per·i·an·gi·i·tis (pěr’ē-ān’jē-ī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the adventitia or the tissues surrounding a blood vessel or lymphatic vessel. Also called perivasculitis.
[per-ee-anth] /ˈpɛr iˌænθ/ noun, Botany. 1. the envelope of a flower, whether calyx or corolla or both. /ˈpɛrɪˌænθ/ noun 1. the outer part of a flower, consisting of the calyx and corolla n. “envelope of a flower,” 1706, from French périanthe, from Modern Latin perianthium (17c.), literally “that which is round the flower,” from peri- […]