Origin of perse
Definition for perse (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for perse
Les rivalits internationales en Perse et dans le golfe Persique.Select List of Books ... Relating to the Far East|Appleton Prentiss Clark Griffin
Tullis had long since ceased to be a welcome visitor in the home of the Duke of Perse.
"It is all over," said the Duke of Perse, hobbling across the hall and throwing open the door to a room opposite.
The Duke of Perse struck at him as he passed, ignoring the frantic cry of warning that he uttered.
A great portion is almost literally translated from the French piece, Perse et Dmtrius.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 2 of 3)|John Doran
British Dictionary definitions for perse (1 of 2)
- a dark greyish-blue colour
- (as adjective)perse cloth
Word Origin for perse
British Dictionary definitions for perse (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for perse
late 14c., "blue, bluish-gray," later "purplish-black," from Old French pers "(dark) blue, livid; wan, pale," from Late Latin persus, perhaps a back-formation from one of the early European forms of Persia.