Persians



[pur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ˈpɜr ʒən, -ʃən/

adjective
1.
of or relating to ancient and recent (now Iran), its people, or their language.
noun
2.
a member of the native peoples of Iran, descended in part from the ancient Iranians.
3.
a citizen of ancient .
4.
an Iranian language, the principal language of Iran and western Afghanistan, in its historical and modern forms.
Compare , , .
5.
Architecture. a figure of a man used as a column.
6.
Persians, .
noun
1.
a tragedy (472 b.c.) by Aeschylus.
/ˈpɜːʃən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to ancient Persia or modern Iran, their inhabitants, or their languages
noun
2.
a native, citizen, or inhabitant of modern Iran; an Iranian
3.
a member of an Indo-European people of West Iranian speech who established a great empire in SW Asia in the 6th century bc
4.
the language of Iran or Persia in any of its ancient or modern forms, belonging to the West Iranian branch of the Indo-European family See also Avestan, Old Persian, Pahlavi2 , Farsi

c.1400, percynne (adj.), Old English Perse (n.), both from Latin *Persianus (the adjective via Old French persien), from Persia “Persia” (see Persia). First record of Persian cat is from 1785.

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