From Persian دری (darī), of disputed origin, probably from دربار (darbār) meaning royal court. The use of the name 'Dari' in English is a recent development, the language formerly being known as 'Persian' to English speakers.
- Rhymes: -ɑːri
Proper noun 
- A variety of Middle Persian, the court language of the late Sassanid period and of classical Persian poetry.
- The dialect of the Persian language as spoken by approximately one-half of the population in Afghanistan; also referred to as Eastern Persian, Afghan Persian, or simply Persian.
- A language of the Central Iranian family spoken by up to 15,000 people (mostly Zoroastrians) in the Yazd and Kerman areas, also known as Gabri or Gabar.
See also 
From Latin Darius
Proper noun