Farsi meaning

färsē
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The modern form of the Persian language, especially the western dialect of Persian that is the national language of Iran.
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Farsi is defined as a modern Iranian language written in the Arabic alphabet, also called Persian.

Saying "salam" to greet someone is an example of Farsi.

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The modern Iranian language spoken in Iran and Afghanistan, developed after Old Persian and Pehlevi; Persian.
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(proscribed) The standard Persian language; national language of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
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Origin of farsi

  • Persian fārsī of Persia alteration (influenced by Arabic Fāris Persia) of pārsī from Middle Persian pārsīg

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Apparently first used widely in English in the late 1960s or early 1970s. From Persian فارسی (fârsi), from Fars, the Arabic name for the province of Persis (“Pars”) in southwestern Iran (Arabic lacks the sound ‘p’). That name was adopted by the Arabs and Persians to refer to the Persian language after the Islamic invasions of the 7th century.

    From Wiktionary