peri

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

pe·ri

noun \ˈpir-ē\

Definition of PERI

1
:  a supernatural being in Persian folklore descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is accomplished
2
:  a beautiful and graceful girl

Origin of PERI

Persian perī fairy, genius, from Middle Persian parīk; akin to Avestan pairikā sorceress
First Known Use: circa 1780

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

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