Origin of perseMiddle English pers from Old French from Medieval Latin persus from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Classical Latin Persa, Persian
Origin of perseMiddle English pers from Old French from Medieval Latin persus back-formation from Latin Persicus Persian from Greek Persikos a Persian from Persēs a Persian from Old Persian Pārsa of Median origin Old Persian Parthava- Parthian
- A dark purplish black colour
- Of a dark purplish black colour
- (Greek mythology) An Oceanid, (one of the three thousand daughters of the Titans' Oceanus and Tethys), and the wife of the sun god, Helios, with who she is the mother of Aeetes, Perses, Pasiphae and Circe. One of her many sisters is Amphitrite, (the wife of Poseidon). Perse is also closely identified with Hecate.
From Ancient Greek Î ÎµÏÏƒÎ· (PersÄ“, literally “Persian woman")
- A rare surname.
A variant of Piers.