Definition of peri
(Entry 1 of 2)
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
Definition of peri- (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : all around : about periscope
2 : near perihelion
3 : enclosing : surrounding perineurium
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