Definition of Persian noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    Persian

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    BrE BrE//ˈpɜːʃn//
     
    , BrE//ˈpɜːʒn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrʒn//
     
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  1. 1[countable] a person from ancient Persia, or modern Persia, now called Iran
  2. 2 (also Farsi) [uncountable] the official language of Iran See related entries: Languages
  3. 3 [countable] = Persian cat
  4. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French persien, from Latin Persia, via Greek from Old Persian pārsa ‘Persia’ (modern Persian pārs, Arabic fārs).