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Persian (ˈpɜːʃən Pronunciation for Persian



  1. of or relating to ancient Persia or modern Iran, their inhabitants, or their languages


  1. a native, citizen, or inhabitant of modern Iran; an Iranian
  2. a member of an Indo-European people of West Iranian speech who established a great empire in SW Asia in the 6th century bc
  3. 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: PersianPronunciation for 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: فَارِسِيٌّPronunciation for فَارِسِيٌّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: persaPronunciation for persa
  • Chinese: 波斯的Pronunciation for 波斯的
  • Croatian: perzijskiPronunciation for perzijski perzijska
  • Czech: perskýPronunciation for perský
  • Danish: persiskPronunciation for persisk
  • Dutch: PerzischPronunciation for Perzisch
  • European Spanish: persaPronunciation for persa
  • Finnish: persialainenPronunciation for persialainen
  • French: persePronunciation for perse
  • German: persischPronunciation for persisch
  • Greek: περσικόςPronunciation for περσικός περσική
  • Italian: persianoPronunciation for persiano persiana
  • Japanese: ペルシャのPronunciation for ペルシャの
  • Korean: 페르시아의Pronunciation for 페르시아의
  • Norwegian: persiskPronunciation for persisk
  • Polish: perskiPronunciation for perski perska
  • Portuguese: persaPronunciation for persa
  • Romanian: persan persan, persană, persani, persane
  • Russian: персидскийPronunciation for персидский персидская
  • Spanish: persaPronunciation for persa
  • Swedish: persiskPronunciation for persisk persiskt
  • Thai: เกี่ยวกับเปอร์เซียPronunciation for เกี่ยวกับเปอร์เซีย
  • Turkish: İranlıPronunciation for İranlı
  • Ukrainian: перський
  • Vietnamese: thuộc Ba TưPronunciation for 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.
Spiked (2003)
But then he could have been a lot of things - Turk, Persian , Lebanese.
Curzon, Clare The Quest for K
Duane, however, made fun of everything, especially cashmere jackets and Persian rugs.
Adair, Tom (Intro) 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.
William Dalrymple WHITE MUGHALS: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-century India (2002)
It was very dark, very masculine: antique European furniture, Persian rugs.
Clive Barker 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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