peri

noun pe·ri \ 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

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Origin and Etymology of peri

Persian perī fairy, genius, from Middle Persian parīk; akin to Avestan pairikā sorceress

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peri-

prefix

Definition of peri-

1 :all around :about
  • periscope
2 :near
  • perihelion
3 :enclosing :surrounding
  • perineurium

Origin and Etymology of peri-

Latin, from Greek, around, in excess, from peri; akin to Greek peran to pass through — more at fare


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