Peri



[peer-ee] /ˈpɪər i/

noun, plural peris.
1.
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.
2.
any lovely, graceful person.
[pe-ree] /ˈpɛ ri/
noun
1.
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[yah-kaw-paw] /ˈyɑ kɔ pɔ/ (Show IPA), 1561–1633, Italian composer.
1.
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).
/ˈpɪərɪ/
noun (pl) -ris
1.
(in Persian folklore) one of a race of beautiful supernatural beings
2.
any beautiful fairy-like creature
prefix
1.
enclosing, encircling, or around: pericardium, pericarp, perigon
2.
near or adjacent: perihelion
n.

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).

peri- pref.

peri-
A prefix that means: “around” (as in pericardium,) or “near” (as in perihelion).
1.
pericardial
2.
pericardium
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