- Also called Persian Empire. an ancient empire located in W and SW Asia: at its height it extended from Egypt and the Aegean to India; conquered by Alexander the Great 334–331 b.c.
- former official name (until 1935) of Iran.
Examples from the Web for persia
The other night, quite by chance, I came across some lines in Rumi, the 13th-century poet—a Sufi mystic from Persia.Only Iraq Can Save Itself From Chaos
June 26, 2014
Since the faith was founded by a man named Baha Allah in 19th-century Persia, Bahais have often been persecuted.Silenced in Iran: The Plight of Bahai Prisoners of Conscience
June 4, 2013
The first culture, of course, was that of Persia; the second, that of Sparta.Persian Fire and Rubicon (Full)
September 23, 2012
Jake Gyllenhaal and his biceps could make the leap to macho this year with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.Hollywood's New Macho Man
April 1, 2010
Of all countries in the world, there is none I so much wish to visit as Persia.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Between Kashmir and Persia, in a very mountainous and cold region.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Persia is a handsome specimen of the fine blue chinchilla class.
He was brought from the interior of Persia, where he was captured in a wild state.
"So we shall have the shah of Persia," the young woman was saying.
Word Origin and History for persia
from Latin Persia "Persia," from Greek Persis, from Old Persian Parsa (cf. Persian Fars, Hebrew Paras, Arabic Faris).