Persis


Persis

Persis noun

  1. an ancient region of SW Iran: homeland of the Achaemenid dynasty

Examples from the Web for persis Historical Examples of persis

  • Persis and I stood stock-still, feeling as if we couldn’t bear it.

    A Christmas Posy

    Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth

  • Persis and I had turned away, so she couldn’t see we were crying.

    A Christmas Posy

    Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth

  • Then he lifted the latch, and met a warm welcome from his wife Persis.

    The Gold that Glitters

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • There was nothing wanted to be done that Mis’ Persis could not do.

    Poganuc People

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • “You wouldn’t ever forget it if you did,” said Mis’ Persis, oracularly.

    Poganuc People

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Word Origin and History for persis Persis

    fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Persis, literally “a Persian woman,” related to Perses “Persian” (see Persian).

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