peri

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Persian پری (pari).

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Noun[edit]

peri (plural peris)

  1. (Persian mythology) A sprite or supernatural being; from Persian mythology and the folklore of neighboring nations.
    • 1829, The Adventures of Hatim-Beni-Tye, The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British India and Its Dependencies, Volume 27: January—June 1829, page 549,
      He sent a Peri to Chundum Dew with a message: "If you wish to live, release the mortal in your power: if not, every demon in your service will immediately be put to the sword."
    • 1916 (Mar 16), Alfred Richard Orage, ‎Arthur Moore, The New Age: A Weekly Review of Politics, Literature and Art, page 473
      In an hour they hovered above Hampstead Heath, and the peri looked down for a lonely spot where she might alight in the sulphurous gloom of a dog-day sunset too blinding for anyone to look at []
    • 2008, A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Tales, page 75
      The Padishah's son was also there, and he realized that the peri looked very familiar.

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Finnish[edit]

Verb[edit]

peri

  1. Third-person singular indicative past form of periä.
  2. Indicative present connegative form of periä.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present form of periä.
  4. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of periä.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

peri (f plural)

  1. plural of pero

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

perī

  1. second-person singular active imperative of pereō

Latvian[edit]

Peri

Etymology[edit]

Singular form pers, cognate with Lithuanian pẽras (larva), derived from perēt (to nest, hatch).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

peri m (1st declension)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) bee larvae
    peru puvelarvae rot (bee larvae disease)
    peru pieniņšlarvae milk (a secretion of working bees used to feed the larvae)

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Usage notes[edit]

There is a singular form pers, only sporadically attested.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “peri” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

peri m (plural peris)

  1. peri

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

peri m pl

  1. plural form of păr

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Noun[edit]

peri

  1. pearl

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian پری (peri).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pe‧ri

Noun[edit]

peri (definite accusative periyi, plural periler)

  1. fairy, pixie

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