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Persis

/ˈpɜːsɪs/
noun
1.
an ancient region of SW Iran: homeland of the Achaemenid dynasty
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  • persis and I stood stock-still, feeling as if we couldn't bear it.

    A Christmas Posy

    Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  • persis and I had turned away, so she couldn't see we were crying.

    A Christmas Posy

    Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  • Then he lifted the latch, and met a warm welcome from his wife persis.

    The Gold that Glitters Emily Sarah Holt
  • There was nothing wanted to be done that Mis' persis could not do.

    Poganuc People Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • On the present occasion Mis' persis was delightfully hospitable.

    Poganuc People Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • "You wouldn't ever forget it if you did," said Mis' persis, oracularly.

    Poganuc People Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • She came with my sisters Sophia and persis; Timothea was also with them, and inquired for you.

    Mrs. Tree Laura E. Richards
  • Harry is, I suppose, half way round the world again in the 'persis.'

    Under the Mendips Emma Marshall
  • Even the last name of persis escaped both his memory and his attention.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • "Then don't come along, my dear," persis answered, with a glint of temper.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
Word Origin and History for persis

Persis

fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Persis, literally "a Persian woman," related to Perses "Persian" (see Persian).

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