Persia

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See also: persia, Persía, Pérsia, and Pèrsia

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Persia, from Ancient Greek Περσίς (Persís), from Old Persian 𐎱𐎠𐎼𐎿 (p-a-r-s /⁠pārsa⁠/).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɜː(ɹ).ʒə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɝʒə/
  • (file)
  • (dated) IPA(key): /ˈpɜː(ɹ)ʃə/

Proper noun[edit]

Persia

  1. (historical, archaic) The former term referring to Iran in the West.
  2. Persia proper (Persis), the land of the ancient Persians, corresponding to modern-day Fars province in southwestern Iran.
  3. (historical, archaic) Territories corresponding to either of the two Persian Empires ruled by dynasties from Persis, specially the first of the two.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin Persia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpersiɑ/, [ˈpe̞rs̠iɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ersiɑ
  • Syllabification(key): Per‧si‧a

Proper noun[edit]

Persia

  1. (historical) Persia

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Persia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative Persia
genitive Persian
partitive Persiaa
illative Persiaan
singular plural
nominative Persia
accusative nom. Persia
gen. Persian
genitive Persian
partitive Persiaa
inessive Persiassa
elative Persiasta
illative Persiaan
adessive Persialla
ablative Persialta
allative Persialle
essive Persiana
translative Persiaksi
abessive Persiatta
instructive
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Persia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Persiani
accusative nom. Persiani
gen. Persiani
genitive Persiani
partitive Persiaani
inessive Persiassani
elative Persiastani
illative Persiaani
adessive Persiallani
ablative Persialtani
allative Persialleni
essive Persianani
translative Persiakseni
abessive Persiattani
instructive
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Persiasi
accusative nom. Persiasi
gen. Persiasi
genitive Persiasi
partitive Persiaasi
inessive Persiassasi
elative Persiastasi
illative Persiaasi
adessive Persiallasi
ablative Persialtasi
allative Persiallesi
essive Persianasi
translative Persiaksesi
abessive Persiattasi
instructive
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Persiamme
accusative nom. Persiamme
gen. Persiamme
genitive Persiamme
partitive Persiaamme
inessive Persiassamme
elative Persiastamme
illative Persiaamme
adessive Persiallamme
ablative Persialtamme
allative Persiallemme
essive Persianamme
translative Persiaksemme
abessive Persiattamme
instructive
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Persianne
accusative nom. Persianne
gen. Persianne
genitive Persianne
partitive Persiaanne
inessive Persiassanne
elative Persiastanne
illative Persiaanne
adessive Persiallanne
ablative Persialtanne
allative Persiallenne
essive Persiananne
translative Persiaksenne
abessive Persiattanne
instructive
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Persiansa
accusative nom. Persiansa
gen. Persiansa
genitive Persiansa
partitive Persiaansa
inessive Persiassaan
Persiassansa
elative Persiastaan
Persiastansa
illative Persiaansa
adessive Persiallaan
Persiallansa
ablative Persialtaan
Persialtansa
allative Persialleen
Persiallensa
essive Persianaan
Persianansa
translative Persiakseen
Persiaksensa
abessive Persiattaan
Persiattansa
instructive
comitative

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Italian[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Persia f

  1. Persia

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Περσίς (Persís).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Persia f sg (genitive Persiae); first declension

  1. Persia
    • c. 197 BCE, Plautus, Persa 4.3.28:
      Immō ad tē attinent et tuā refert. Nam ex Persiā sunt haec allātae mihi ā meō erō.
      Why yes, it bears reference to yourself, and it does relate to you. But it has just now been brought me from Persia, from my master.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Persia
Genitive Persiae
Dative Persiae
Accusative Persiam
Ablative Persiā
Vocative Persia
Locative Persiae

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References[edit]

  • Persia”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Persia”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Persia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Persia f

  1. Obsolete spelling of Pérsia

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɾsja/ [ˈpeɾ.sja]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -eɾsja
  • Syllabification: Per‧sia

Proper noun[edit]

Persia f

  1. Persia