Origin of Persian
Definition for persians (2 of 2)
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|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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’|Ramin Setoodeh|December 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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.
The three were of opinion that each should join with him the Persians whom he counted most worthy of confidence.
Each city turned its attention to strengthening its own walls, and awaiting the attack of the Persians.
They had delivered up to the Persians the riches of the god at Didymi, and the treasure there deposited.
Pehlevi was the language of the ancient Persians of pre-Muhammadan times.The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam|Omar Khayyam
The two armies soon met at a place called Is´sus, where the Persians were routed.The Story of the Greeks|H. A. Guerber
British Dictionary definitions for persians
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.