Parsi

noun
Par·​si | \ ˈpär-(ˌ)sē How to pronounce Parsi (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Parsee

Definition of Parsi

1 : a Zoroastrian descended from Persian refugees settled principally at Mumbai (Bombay)
2 : the Iranian dialect of the Parsi religious literature

Other Words from Parsi

Parsiism \ ˈpär-​(ˌ)sē-​ˌi-​zəm How to pronounce Parsi (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Parsi

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Parsi

Persian pārsī, from Pārs Persia

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“Parsi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Parsi. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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