Definition for Persian

Persian, proper n. [ME < Fr. < L. possibly < Gk Perseus, hero, destroyer, or < Old Persian parsi, pure]

Native of Persia; person living in the ancient Indo-European kingdom that is now Iran; [allusion] St. Helen; mother of Constantine; woman captured by the Persian army after she allegedly found and enshrined the cross of Christ's crucifixion at Golgotha in Jerusalem.

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