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) and دیو (daeva); peri.
  2. (Roman mythology) fury
  3. (mythology) fairy
  4. (mythology) witch (parikā in Avestan mythology)
  5. (figuratively) a beautiful woman
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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, Paree

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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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Etymology 4[edit]

From پریر (parir, parēr, two days or nights ago).

Noun[edit]

پری (pari, parē)

  1. (archaic) two days or nights ago
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Adverb[edit]

پری (pari, parē)

  1. (archaic) on two days or nights ago