- of or relating to ancient and recent Persia (now Iran), its people, or their language.
- a member of the native peoples of Iran, descended in part from the ancient Iranians.
- a citizen of ancient Persia.
- an Iranian language, the principal language of Iran and western Afghanistan, in its historical and modern forms.Compare Old Persian, Pahlavi, Farsi.
- Architecture. a figure of a man used as a column.
- Persians. Persian blinds.
Origin of Persian
- a tragedy (472 b.c.) by Aeschylus.
Examples from the Web for persians
But underground classes have Persians getting with the beat.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread
January 2, 2015
Lawler notes that in the Zoroastrian religion of the Persians, the rooster was of the utmost importance.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity
December 27, 2014
But these Persians will have to compete against another, very different image, of Iran in pop culture this year.‘Shahs of Sunset’ Cast Members Review Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’
December 3, 2012
Deprived of their command of the sea, defeated at the decisive land battle of Plataea, the Persians were forced to retreat.
The ancient Persians did not write much down, and what they wrote was nothing like history.
After the Greeks came the Persians, who conquered all of northern Africa.
The Persians called it Bagistana which means the "dwellingplace of the Gods."
The laws of hospitality are as the laws of the Medes and Persians.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
The Persians ran into the sea to reach the ships, and the Athenians followed them.
The Persians landed from their ships and filled the plain near the shore.
- of or relating to ancient Persia or modern Iran, their inhabitants, or their languages
- a native, citizen, or inhabitant of modern Iran; an Iranian
- a member of an Indo-European people of West Iranian speech who established a great empire in SW Asia in the 6th century bc
- the language of Iran or Persia in any of its ancient or modern forms, belonging to the West Iranian branch of the Indo-European familySee also Avestan, Old Persian, Pahlavi 2, Farsi
Word Origin and History for persians
c.1400, percynne (adj.), Old English Perse (n.), both from Latin *Persianus (the adjective via Old French persien), from Persia "Persia" (see Persia). First record of Persian cat is from 1785.