- an ancient region of SW Iran: homeland of the Achaemenid dynasty
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Examples from the Web for persis
Persis and I stood stock-still, feeling as if we couldn't bear it.
Persis and I had turned away, so she couldn't see we were crying.
Then he lifted the latch, and met a warm welcome from his wife Persis.The Gold that Glitters
Emily Sarah Holt
There was nothing wanted to be done that Mis' Persis could not do.
"You wouldn't ever forget it if you did," said Mis' Persis, oracularly.
Word Origin and History for persis
fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Persis, literally "a Persian woman," related to Perses "Persian" (see Persian).
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