noun, plural pe·ris.
- peri, jacopo,
- peri-infarction block,
- periadenitis mucosa necrotica recurrens
Origin of peri
Origin of peri-
Examples from the Web for peri
Peri, the top student in the ninth grade, waved off our translator and made it through most of the interview without help.
Peri somehow learned the English keyboard and used the program.
It must be recollected that the Peries are of both sexes: we have just spoken of Peri kings, and of the brothers of Merjn.The Fairy Mythology|Thomas Keightley
In the preface to his score of "Euridice" Peri has set forth his ideas about recitative.Some Forerunners of Italian Opera|William James Henderson
Your story I did not, could not, know,—I thought only of a Peri.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. II|Thomas Moore
Bartja had no share in the corruption of that fiend in Peri's form.An Egyptian Princess, Complete|Georg Ebers
So peri along, youngfellermelad, an' I'll come down to meet ye.'The Record of Nicholas Freydon|A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
noun plural -ris
Word Origin for peri
Word Origin for peri-
1777, from Persian pari, from Avestan pairika. Race of superhuman female beings originally represented as malevolent, later as angelic genii (cf. sense evolution of English fairy, to which it is not related).
word-forming element meaning "around, about, enclosing," from Greek peri (prep.) "around, about, beyond," cognate with Sanskrit pari "around, about, through," Latin per, from PIE *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).