transitive verbpermed, perm·ing, perms
- (US) A permanent.
- (UK) A permanent wave.
(third-person singular simple present perms, present participle perming, simple past and past participle permed)
- historical region of northeastern Russia, corresponding to the Kama basin, a left tributary of the Volga. In Russian known as ÐŸÐµÑ€Ð¼ÑŒ, also ÐŸÐµÑ€Ð¼ÑŒ Ð’ÐµÐ»Ð¸ÐºÐ°Ñ "Great Perm" or ÐŸÐµÑ€Ð¼ÑŒ ÐšÐ°Ð¼ÑÐºÐ°Ñ Kamskaya Perm after the Kama River.
- City in Russia, administrative centre of Perm kray near the Ural mountains.
Rendition of the Russian toponym ÐŸÐµÑ€Ð¼ÑŒ, probably from a Finno-Permic (Uralic) stem, compared to Estonian pÃµrand, dialectal pÃµrmand "floor, ground" by P. Alvre in Keel ja Kirjandus No 7, 1981, pp. 407-413.
Appears on western maps as latinized Permia in the late 16th century (Mercator (1595)).Â¨The Russian city of Perm is a modern foundation, established under Peter I in 1723.