persa

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See also: Persa and persà

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

persa (masculine and feminine plural perses)

  1. Persian (pertaining to Persia or the Persian people)
  2. Persian (pertaining to the Persian language)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (pertaining to Persia or the Persian people): persà

Noun[edit]

persa m or f (plural perses)

  1. Persian (an inhabitant of Persia or a member of the Persian people)

persa m (uncountable)

  1. Persian (an Indo-Aryan language used primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan)

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The three standard dialects:

Other local dialects:

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

persa (accusative singular persan, plural persaj, accusative plural persajn)

  1. Persian (of or pertaining to the Persian people or their language)
  2. (of cats) Persian (of the Persian breed of cats)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

persa m or f (plural persas)

  1. Persian

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Noun[edit]

persa m or f (plural persas)

  1. Persian (person)

persa m (uncountable)

  1. Persian (language)

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Synonyms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛr.sa/, [ˈpɛr̺s̪ä]
  • Hyphenation: pèr‧sa

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin Persa, Persēs, from Ancient Greek Πέρσης (Pérsēs), from Old Persian 𐎱𐎠𐎼𐎿 (p-a-r-s /Pārsa/, Persia).

Noun[edit]

persa m (plural persi, alternative plural perse) persa f (plural perse)

  1. (archaic, literary) Persian (someone from Persia)
    Synonym: persiano
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso, Le Monnier, published 2002, Canto XIX, lines 112–117, page 352–353:
      Che poran dir li Perse a’ vostri regi, ¶ come vedranno quel volume aperto ¶ nel qual si scrivon tutti suoi dispregi? ¶ Lì si vedrà, tra l’opere d’Alberto, ¶ quella che tosto moverà la penna, ¶ per che ’l regno di Praga fia diserto.
      What to your kings may not the Persians say, when they that volume opened shall behold in which are written down all their dispraises? There shall be seen, among the deeds of Albert, that which ere long shall set the pen in motion, for which the realm of Prague shall be deserted.
    • 1807, Ugo Foscolo, Dei Sepolcri[1], Molini, Landi e comp., published 1809, page 16:
      un Nume [] nutría contro a’ Persi in Maratona [] la virtù Greca e l'ira.
      In Marathon, against the Persians, a deity was feeding the Greeks' virtue and rage.

Adjective[edit]

persa (feminine singular persa, masculine plural persi, feminine plural perse)

  1. (archaic, literary) Persian

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin persea (sebesten tree), from Ancient Greek περσέα (perséa).

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Noun[edit]

persa f (plural perse) (regional)

  1. Synonym of maggiorana (marjoram)

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Participle[edit]

persa f sg

  1. feminine singular of perso

Adjective[edit]

persa

  1. feminine singular of perso

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  • persa in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Middle Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish persan, from Latin persōna.

Noun[edit]

persa f

  1. person, individual
  2. (grammar) person

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Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: pearsa
  • Scottish Gaelic: pearsa

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Persa, Persēs, from Ancient Greek Περσίς (Persís), from Old Persian 𐎱𐎠𐎼𐎿 (p-a-r-s /Pārsa/, Persia). Displaced Old Portuguese perssião.

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Noun[edit]

persa m, f (plural persas)

  1. Persian (member of ethnic group native to the Iranian plateau)
  2. Iranian (person from Iran)
  3. (uncountable) Persian; Farsi (national language of Iran)

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Adjective[edit]

persa m or f (plural persas, not comparable)

  1. Persian (of Persia)
  2. Iranian (of Iran)
  3. Persian (of the Persian language)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Persa, Persēs, from Ancient Greek Πέρσης (Pérsēs), from Old Persian 𐎱𐎠𐎼𐎿 (p-a-r-s /Pārsa/).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

persa (plural persas)

  1. Persian (of, from, or pertaining to Persia)

Noun[edit]

persa m (uncountable)

  1. Persian (Persian language)
    Su padre es de Teherán, pero no empezó a aprender persa hasta este año.
    His/her father is from Tehran, but he/she didn't start to learn Persian until this year.

persa m or f (plural persas)

  1. Persian (person from Persia)

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