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Definitions for persian
ˈpɜr ʒən, -ʃənper·sian
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Irani, Iranian, Persiannoun
a native or inhabitant of Iran
"the majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims"
the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture
"Iranian mountains"; "Iranian security police"
A member of the main ethnic group of Iran.
A domestic cat breed.
A pastry local to the Thunder Bay region in Canada often compared to either a cinnamon bun or a donut topped with pink icing.
A breed of sheep prized for its lambs' wool.
Of, from, or pertaining to Persia.
Of or pertaining to the Persian people.
Of or pertaining to the Persian language.
A group of very similar languages spoken primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.
of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language
a native or inhabitant of Persia
the language spoken in Persia
a thin silk fabric, used formerly for linings
see Persian columns, under Persian, a
Etymology: [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. Parsee, Peach, Persic.]
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
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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The numerical value of persian in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of persian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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With every report that Dr. Shaheed releases, it becomes more and more evident how systematic human rights violations are structured under the Iranian dictatorship, the world community with leadership by the Obama administration has thrown human rights under the Persian rug -- literally. Democracy promotion has been sacrificed for the sake of talking endlessly to those who oppress Iranians terribly.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:
Security in the Persian Gulf is in the interests of everyone... If it is insecure, it will be insecure for all.
I have never heard anyone say with any serious background in foreign policy, 'Pull all troops out of the Middle East', if she meant pulling our fleet out of the eastern Mediterranean or the Persian Gulf, I think it will be an absolute disaster for American security and American foreign policy ... I hope she didn't mean in a literal sense.
Such illegal measures could increase tensions in the Persian Gulf.
Despite what we view as a balanced oil market both domestically and globally, oil pricing is apparently still sensitive to evolving developments in the Persian Gulf where occasional minor military events are slowly cranking up geopolitical risk premium.
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