one of a large group of beautiful, fairylike beings of Persian mythology, represented as descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until their penance is accomplished.
any lovely, graceful person.
Other definitions for Peri (2 of 3)
Ja·co·po [yah-kaw-paw], /ˈyɑ kɔ pɔ/, 1561–1633, Italian composer.
Other definitions for peri- (3 of 3)
a prefix meaning “about” or “around” (perimeter, periscope), “enclosing” or “surrounding” (pericardium), and “near” (perigee, perihelion), appearing in loanwords from Greek (peripeteia); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (perimorph).
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How to use peri in a sentence
But in a post-Kardashian world (or at least a peri-Kardashian world), this is an old complaint.Can the Heart and Blood-Pressure Pill Propranolol Cure Racism? | Kent Sepkowitz | March 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
peri somehow learned the English keyboard and used the program.
peri, the top student in the ninth grade, waved off our translator and made it through most of the interview without help.
Aristoxenus promises to treat of Systems, 'and among them of the perfect System' (peri te tn alln kai tou teleiou).
Of the three extant books the first is obviously a distinct treatise, and should probably be entitled peri archn.
(from the words peri de synecheias kai tou hexs), and again pp. 58-72 Meib.
I hear the sound of my peri's lute among the cypress trees—she is waiting to embrace me.
At the very first steps of peri we slipped about in all directions, like quivering fragments of blancmange.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan | Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
British Dictionary definitions for peri (1 of 2)
(in Persian folklore) one of a race of beautiful supernatural beings
any beautiful fairy-like creature
British Dictionary definitions for peri- (2 of 2)
enclosing, encircling, or around: pericardium; pericarp; perigon
near or adjacent: perihelion
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Scientific definitions for peri-
A prefix that means: around (as in pericardium,) or near (as in perihelion).
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