Persis

/ (ˈpɜːsɪs) /

noun

an ancient region of SW Iran: homeland of the Achaemenid dynasty
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Persis


fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Persis, literally "a Persian woman," related to Perses "Persian" (see Persian).

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