- of or relating to ancient Persia or modern Iran, their inhabitants, or their languages
- a native, citizen, or inhabitant of modern Iran; an Iranian
- a member of an Indo-European people of West Iranian speech who established a great
empire in SW Asia in the 6th century bc
- 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
Translations for 'Persian'
- British English: Persian Something that is Persian belongs or relates to the ancient kingdom of Persia, or sometimes to the modern state of Iran....the Persian Empire.ˈpɜːʃən ADJECTIVE
- Arabic: فَارِسِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: persa
- Chinese: 波斯的
- Croatian: perzijski perzijska
- Czech: perský
- Danish: persisk
- Dutch: Perzisch
- European Spanish: persa
- Finnish: persialainen
- French: perse
- German: persisch
- Greek: περσικός περσική
- Italian: persiano persiana
- Japanese: ペルシャの
- Korean: 페르시아의
- Norwegian: persisk
- Polish: perski perska
- Portuguese: persa
- Romanian: persan persan, persană, persani, persane
- Russian: персидский персидская
- Spanish: persa
- Swedish: persisk persiskt
- Thai: เกี่ยวกับเปอร์เซีย
- Turkish: İranlı
- Ukrainian: перський
- Vietnamese: thuộc Ba Tư
Example Sentences Including 'Persian'
As part of this drive, the US Navy ships currently awaiting war in the Persian Gulf have clamped down on offensive tattoos.
But then he could have been a lot of things - Turk, Persian , Lebanese.
The Quest for K
Duane, however, made fun of everything, especially cashmere jackets and Persian rugs.
Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories
It was taken from Mughal India by the Persian adventurer Nadir Shah, who was assassinated less than a decade after seizing the diamond.
WHITE MUGHALS: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-century India (2002)
It was very dark, very masculine: antique European furniture, Persian rugs.
COLDHEART CANYON (2001)
The Persian Gulf country pumps about 3 per cent of the world's oil.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The acting Navy secretary, Hansford Johnson, said yesterday that he expects the conflict to be much wider than in the 1991 Persian Gulf war.
Globe and Mail (2003)
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