Farsi

noun
Far·​si | \ ˈfär-sē How to pronounce Farsi (audio) \

Definition of Farsi

First Known Use of Farsi

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Farsi

Persian fārsī, from Fārs Persia

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The first known use of Farsi was in 1878

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“Farsi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Farsi. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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