- Pers. Myth. a fairy or elf descended from evil angels and barred from paradise until penance has been done
- any fairylike or elfin being
Origin of periPersian par? from MPers par?k from Avestan pairika, woman who misleads the faithful by seduction, literally , winged
- around, about, surrounding, enclosing: periscope, perichondrium
- near: perinatal
Origin of peri-Classical Greek peri- from peri, around from Indo-European base an unverified form per-, a going beyond from source far, fare, Sanskrit pari, Avestan pairi
In Persian mythology, a beautiful and benevolent supernatural being or fairy, earlier regarded as malevolent.
Origin of periPersian parī from Middle Persian parīk malevolent sprite from Avestan pairikā a kind of female demon
- Around; about; enclosing: perimysium.
- Near: perinatal.
Origin of peri-Greek from peri around, near ; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
From Persian Ù¾Ø±ÛŒ (pari).
From Ancient Greek Ï€ÎµÏÎ¯ (peri, “about, around").