Peri definition

pîrē
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(pers. myth.) A fairy or elf descended from evil angels and barred from paradise until penance has been done.
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Any fairylike or elfin being.
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A sprite or supernatural being in Persian mythology and in the folklore of neighboring nations.
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Around; about; enclosing.

Perimysium.

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Perinatal.

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Around, about, surrounding, enclosing.

Periscope, perichondrium.

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Near.

Perinatal.

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A prefix that means: “around” (as in pericardium, ) or “near” (as in perihelion ).
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Perimeter.

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Perinatal.

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In Persian mythology, a beautiful and benevolent supernatural being or fairy, earlier regarded as malevolent.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
peri
Plural:
peris

Origin of peri

  • Gr peri- < peri, around < IE base *per-, a going beyond > far, fare, Sans pari, Avestan pairi

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Persian parī from Middle Persian parīk malevolent sprite from Avestan pairikā a kind of female demon

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

  • Greek from peri around, near per1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Ancient Greek περί (peri, “about, around").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Persian پری (pari).

    From Wiktionary