پری

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (Iranian mythology) sprite or supernatural being in Iranian/Persian mythology opposed to دیوسان (daemon, dius) and دیو (daeva and deva); peri.
  2. (Roman mythology) fury
  3. (mythology) fairy
  4. (mythology) witch (parikā in Avestan mythology)
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Proper noun[edit]

پری ‎(Pari)

  1. A female given name, Pari, Paree. Diminutive of پریوش ‎(Parivaš).

References[edit]

  • “parīg” in David Neil MacKenzie (1986), A Concise Pahlavi Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-713559-5, page 65
  • պարիկ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan], volume IV, page 61b
  • Christian Bartholomae (1904), Altiranisches Wörterbuch, Strassburg: K. J. Trübner, columns 863–864

Etymology 2[edit]

پر ‎(par, wing) +‎ ی ‎(-i)

Adjective[edit]

پری ‎(pari)

  1. winged

Etymology 3[edit]

پر ‎(por, full) +‎ ی ‎(-i, -ness)

Noun[edit]

پری ‎(pori)

  1. fullness
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