What does persian mean?

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ˈpɜr ʒən, -ʃənper·sian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Irani, Iranian, Persiannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Iran

    "the majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims"

  2. Persian, Farsiadjective

    the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms

  3. Iranian, Persianadjective

    of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture

    "Iranian mountains"; "Iranian security police"


  1. Persiannoun

    A member of the main ethnic group of Iran.

  2. Persiannoun

    A domestic cat breed.

  3. Persiannoun

    A pastry local to the Thunder Bay region in Canada often compared to either a cinnamon bun or a donut topped with pink icing.

  4. Persiannoun

    A breed of sheep prized for its lambs' wool.

  5. Persianadjective

    Of, from, or pertaining to Persia.

  6. Persianadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Persian people.

  7. Persianadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Persian language.

  8. Persiannoun

    A group of very similar languages spoken primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.


  1. persian

    Persian can refer to things related to the country of Iran or its historical incarnation, Persia. It may specifically refer to: 1. Persian People: An ethnic group native to Iran, also known as Iranians. They are part of the larger Indo-Iranian ethnolinguistic group. 2. Persian Language: Also known as Farsi, it is the official language of Iran. It is predominantly spoken in Iran, Afghanistan (where it is called Dari), and Tajikistan (where it is called Tajiki). 3. Persian Empire: A historical empire that controlled vast territories in Africa, Europe, and Asia from the 6th century BC. 4. Persian Cats: A long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and short muzzle, originally from Persia (Iran). 5. Persian Cuisine: The traditional and modern styles of cooking related to Iran. It is also known for its usage of rice, herbs, and stew. Therefore, Persian can signify an array of cultural, historical, and geographic elements related to Iran or the larger region of Persia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persianadjective

    of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language

  2. Persiannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Persia

  3. Persiannoun

    the language spoken in Persia

  4. Persiannoun

    a thin silk fabric, used formerly for linings

  5. Persiannoun

    see Persian columns, under Persian, a

  6. Etymology: [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. Parsee, Peach, Persic.]


  1. Persian

    The Persian is a long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and shortened muzzle. Its name refers to Persia, the former name of Iran, where similar cats are found. Recognized by the cat fancy since the late 19th century, it was developed first by the English, and then mainly by American breeders after the Second World War. In Britain, it is called the Longhair or Persian Longhair. The selective breeding carried out by breeders has allowed the development of a wide variety of coat colors, but has also led to the creation of increasingly flat-faced Persians. Favored by fanciers, this head structure can bring with it a number of health problems. As is the case with the Siamese breed, there have been efforts by some breeders to preserve the older type of cat, the traditional breed, having a more pronounced muzzle, which is more popular with the general public. Hereditary polycystic kidney disease is prevalent in the breed, affecting almost half the population in some countries. The placid and unpretentious nature of the Persian confers a propensity for apartment living. It has been the most popular breed in the United States for many years but its popularity has seen a decline in Britain and France.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Persian

    pėr′shi-an, adj. of, from, or relating to Persia, its inhabitants, or language.—n. a native of Persia: the language of Persia: (archit.) male figures used instead of columns to support an entablature—also Per′sic.—Persian apple, the peach; Persian berry, the fruit of several buckthorns; Persian blinds (see Persienne); Persian wheel, a large wheel for raising water, fixed vertically with a number of buckets at its circumference.

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  1. saprine

  2. prasine

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persian in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of persian in a Sentence

  1. John Burt:

    Over 99 % of the algae in Persian Gulf corals are from this one species.

  2. Hossein Kanani Moghadam:

    We have a lot of capabilities, oil transit lines are very vulnerable in the Persian Gulf area... so we wouldn't need to use advanced weapons.

  3. John Burt:

    Some scholars have talked about human-assisted migration -- moving heat-resistant corals from the southern Persian Gulf to other parts of the world.

  4. Leyla Shams:

    Before, there was a big divide between people in Iran and people outside Iran, people that spoke Persian, people that didn’t speak Persian, now, everybody is united.

  5. Shusha Guppy:

    The verb 'to love' in Persian is 'to have a friend.' 'I love you' translated literally is 'I have you as a friend,' and 'I don't like you' simply means 'I don't have you as a friend.'

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