- the modern Iranian language of Iran and western Afghanistan, written in the Arabic alphabet; modern Persian.
Examples from the Web for farsi
The group puts out most of its statements—on its Twitter feed, or its numerous websites—in Arabic, as opposed to Baluchi or Farsi.
The Baluch in Iran do not speak Farsi but Baluchi, just like the Baluch in Pakistan, and in Iran they are a Sunni minority.
“Shut up,” the hacker responded, using a Farsi colloquialism.Iranian Poet Blacklisted for Being Gay
July 3, 2014
He bent down and said something to her in Farsi and seemed fortified as he straightened to face the press.The Little Girl Who Welcomed Mossadegh to New York
September 27, 2013
The story begins in the 1950s, in a fictional village called Shadbagh, a Farsi word meaning “the happy garden.”Resurrecting Afghanistan: Khaled Hosseini’s ‘And the Mountains Echoed’
May 28, 2013
Then he began to make fun of himself, "farsi beffa," for having thought of a lady so far above him.Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study
Farsi raffredare ogni notte due o tre volti il letto con uno scaldaletto pieno di neve, et tenerlo le notte intiere nel letto.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.
William H. Prescott
- another name for Persian (def. 4)
Word Origin and History for farsi
1878, modern Persian language, the usual Iranian word for it, from Fars, Arabic name for region of Pars (no "p" in Arabic) in southwestern Iran, where the modern language evolved from Indo-European-based Persian with many Arabic elements.