[pur-see-id] /ˈpɜr si ɪd/
any of a shower of meteors appearing in August and radiating from a point in the constellation Perseus.
any member of a meteor shower occurring annually around August 12th and appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus
meteor from an annual shower that appears to radiate from the constellation Perseus, 1867, from Modern Latin Perseides (plural), from Greek Perseis “daughter of Perseus” (see Perseus; also see -id). The name might have been introduced in English via the writings of Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli. Other recorded old names for them in English include August meteors and Tears of St. Lawrence.
[per-sey-i-tee, -see-] /pərˈseɪ ɪ ti, -ˈsi-/ noun 1. (in medieval philosophy) the quality of those things having substance independently of any real object.
[per-sef-uh-nee] /pərˈsɛf ə ni/ noun 1. Also, Proserpina, Proserpine. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Pluto to be queen of Hades, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year. 2. a female given name. /pəˈsɛfənɪ/ noun 1. (Greek myth) a daughter of Zeus and […]
[per-sep-uh-lis] /pərˈsɛp ə lɪs/ noun 1. an ancient capital of Persia: its imposing ruins are in S Iran, about 30 miles (48 km) NE of Shiraz. /pəˈsɛpəlɪs/ noun 1. the capital of ancient Persia in the Persian Empire and under the Seleucids: founded by Darius; sacked by Alexander the Great in 330 bc ancient capital […]
[pur-seez] /ˈpɜr siz/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a son of Perseus and Andromeda and the ancestor of the kings of Persia. 2. brother of King Aeëtes of Colchis. Having murdered Aeëtes and seized the throne, Perses was killed by his niece Medea and her son Medus.