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ˈpɪər iper·i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perinoun

    a beautiful and graceful girl

  2. perinoun

    (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done


  1. perinoun

    a sprite or supernatural being in Persian mythology.

    Etymology: پری, from (parikā) "witch".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perinoun

    an imaginary being, male or female, like an elf or fairy, represented as a descendant of fallen angels, excluded from paradise till penance is accomplished

    Etymology: [Per. per a female genus, a fairy.]


  1. Peri

    In Persian mythology, the Peri are descended from fallen angels who have been denied paradise until they have done penance. In earlier sources they are described as agents of evil; later, they are benevolent. They are exquisite, winged, fairy-like creatures ranking between angels and evil spirits. They sometimes visit the realm of mortals.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peri

    pē′ri, n. in Persian mythology, a female elf or fairy, represented as descended from the fallen angels. [Fr. péri—Pers. parī, a fairy.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Peri

    in the Eastern mythology a fairy being of surpassing beauty, begotten of fallen spirits, and excluded from Paradise, but represented as leading a life of pleasure and endowed with immortality; there were male Peris as well as female, and they were intermediate between angels and demons.

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  1. pier, ripe

  2. Pier

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peri in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peri in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of peri in a Sentence

  1. Robert Eckel:

    Cardiovascular disease screening remains important for all adults including men and women, perhaps the frequency of evaluation should be more emphasized in this important peri-menopausal interval( between ages 45-55) in women - more science needed here.

  2. Richard Isaacson:

    I wholly agree with this statement but for women in the peri-menopause and early menopause, hormone replacement therapy may sometimes be considered based on a variety of other factors.

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To cause to become
  • A. abase
  • B. render
  • C. famish
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