پری

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See also: تري, ترى, بری, and تري-

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Etymology 1[edit]

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From Middle Persian plyk'(parīg, witch). Compare Manichaean Middle Persian pryg(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]

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “parīg”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 65
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), “պարիկ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 61b
  • Bartholomae, Christian (1904) Altiranisches Wörterbuch [Old Iranian Dictionary][1] (in German), 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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