پری

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See also: تري‎, ترى‎, بری, and تري-

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian plyk' (parīg, witch). Compare Manichaean Middle Persian pryg(pryg), Avestan 𐬞𐬀𐬌𐬭𐬌𐬐𐬁(pairikā, sorceress, witch), Sogdian [script needed] (pṛʿyk-, female demoness) and Old Armenian պարիկ (parik), an Iranian borrowing.

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Noun[edit]

پری (pari) (plural پریان(pariyân) or پری‌ها(pari-hâ))

  1. (Iranian mythology) sprite or supernatural being in Iranian/Persian mythology opposed to دیوسان‎ (daemon) and دیو‎ (daeva); peri.
  2. (Roman mythology) fury
  3. (mythology) fairy
  4. (mythology) witch (parika in Avestan mythology)
  5. (figuratively) a beautiful woman
    Synonym: هولو(hulu)
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Proper noun[edit]

پری (pari)

  1. Diminutive form of several female Persian given names starting with this word.
  2. A female given name, Pari or Paree, from Middle Persian.

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Etymology 2[edit]

پر(por, full) +‎ ی(-i, -ness)

Noun[edit]

پری (pori)

  1. fullness
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Etymology 3[edit]

From پریر(parir, parēr, day before yesterday), from Middle Persian 𐬞𐬭𐬌𐬭(prir /parīr/), [Book Pahlavi needed] (plʾyyl), [Book Pahlavi needed] (plʾyyʾl /parīr, parēr/, the day before yesterday), from Proto-Iranian *parāyarah[1][2], from *para- +‎ *ayarah (day) (compare Avestan 𐬀𐬫𐬀𐬭𐬇(ayarə̄, day)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyer- (day, morning). Cognate with Bakhtiari [script needed] (parey), Bashkardi پریر(parir), Kermanic [script needed] (pare), Baluchi [script needed] (parērī), [script needed] (pairērī), Kurdish [script needed] (piērīē), Central Kurdish پھرێ(pare). Also compare Shirazi [script needed] (parigru(z)), Southern Luri [script needed] (parig).

Adverb[edit]

پری (pari, parē)

  1. (archaic) the day before yesterday

Noun[edit]

پری (pari, parē)

  1. (archaic) the day before yesterday
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nyberg H. S. (posthumous); Utas, Bo, editor (1988) Frahang-i pahlavīk, Toll, Christopher, collaborator, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 106
  2. ^ Horn, Paul (1893) Grundriss der neupersischen Etymologie (in German), Strasbourg: K.J. Trübner, page 69