Persia


Persia

Persia [pur-zhuh, -shuh] Examples noun

  1. Also called Persian Empire. an ancient empire located in W and SW Asia: at its height it extended from Egypt and the Aegean to India; conquered by Alexander the Great 334–331 b.c.
  2. former official name (until 1935) of Iran.

Examples from the Web for persia Contemporary Examples of persia

  • The other night, quite by chance, I came across some lines in Rumi, the 13th-century poet—a Sufi mystic from Persia.

    Only Iraq Can Save Itself From Chaos

    Jay Parini

    June 26, 2014

  • Since the faith was founded by a man named Baha Allah in 19th-century Persia, Bahais have often been persecuted.

    Silenced in Iran: The Plight of Bahai Prisoners of Conscience

    Roxana Saberi

    June 4, 2013

  • The first culture, of course, was that of Persia; the second, that of Sparta.

    Persian Fire and Rubicon (Full)

    David Frum

    September 23, 2012

  • Jake Gyllenhaal and his biceps could make the leap to macho this year with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

    Hollywood’s New Macho Man

    Gina Piccalo

    April 1, 2010

  • Historical Examples of persia

  • Of all countries in the world, there is none I so much wish to visit as Persia.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • Between Kashmir and Persia, in a very mountainous and cold region.

    Camps, Quarters and Casual Places

    Archibald Forbes

  • Persia is a handsome specimen of the fine blue chinchilla class.

    Concerning Cats

    Helen M. Winslow

  • He was brought from the interior of Persia, where he was captured in a wild state.

    Concerning Cats

    Helen M. Winslow

  • “So we shall have the shah of Persia,” the young woman was saying.

    Nana, The Miller’s Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille

    Emile Zola

  • British Dictionary definitions for persia Persia noun

    1. the former name (until 1935) of Iran
    2. another name for Persian Empire

    Word Origin and History for persia Persia

    from Latin Persia “Persia,” from Greek Persis, from Old Persian Parsa (cf. Persian Fars, Hebrew Paras, Arabic Faris).

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