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noun Per·sian \ˈpər-zhən, especially British -shən\

Definition of Persian

  1. 1 :  one of the people of Persia: as a :  one of the ancient Iranians who under Cyrus and his successors founded an empire in southwest Asia b :  a member of one of the peoples forming the modern Iranian nationality

  2. 2 a :  any of several Iranian languages dominant in Persia at different periods b :  the modern language of Iran and western Afghanistan — see indo-european languages table

  3. 3 :  a thin soft silk formerly used especially for linings

  4. 4 :  persian cat

Persian adjective

14th Century

First Known Use of persian

14th century

Rhymes with persian

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to expose to danger or risk

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