[per-sef-uh-nee] /pərˈsɛf ə ni/
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.
a female given name.
(Greek myth) a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Hades and made his wife and queen of the underworld, but allowed part of each year to leave it Roman counterpart Proserpina
wife of Hades, queen of the netherworld, identified with Kore, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, from Greek Persephone (see person).
[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.
[pur-see-uh s, -syoos] /ˈpɜr si əs, -syus/ noun, genitive Persei [pur-see-ahy] /ˈpɜr siˌaɪ/ (Show IPA), for 2. 1. Classical Mythology. a hero, the son of Zeus and Danaë, who slew the Gorgon Medusa, and afterward saved Andromeda from a sea monster. 2. Astronomy. a northern constellation between Cassiopeia and Taurus, containing the variable star Algol. […]
noun, Astronomy. 1. a cluster of about 500 galaxies in the direction of the constellation Perseus, grouped around a particular Seyfert galaxy that is an intense radio source (Perseus A)