noun, plural pe·ris.
- peri, jacopo,
- peri-infarction block,
- periadenitis mucosa necrotica recurrens
Origin of peri
Examples from the Web for peris
If it were not peris, they would certainly have searched him for his diamonds.The Lion of Janina|Mr Jkai
"I guess we are just a couple of Peris shut outside," said Mab in her brisk, unsentimental voice.The Odds|Ethel M. Dell
Rustem, however, is the great hero of Persian romance, and the greatest defender of the Peris.
The Peris are very beautiful beings, usually represented as women with wings, and charming robes of all colours.
The term ginn being common to both peris and dives, some have erroneously fancied that the peris were female dives.Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century|Samuel Johnson
noun plural -ris
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).