Meaning of Persian

Per•sian

Pronunciation: (pûr'zhun, -shun), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to ancient and recent Persia (now Iran), its people, or their language.
—n.
  1. a member of the native peoples of Iran, descended in part from the ancient Iranians.
  2. a citizen of ancient Persia.
  3. an Iranian language, the principal language of Iran and western Afghanistan, in its historical and modern forms. Cf.
  4. a figure of a man used as a column.
  5. See
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