Persian

Persian
I UK [ˈpɜː(r)ʃ(ə)n] / US [ˈpɜrʒz(ə)n] adjective
1)
a) someone who was Persian came from the ancient country of Persia
b) relating to ancient Persia, or its language or culture
2)
a) someone who is Persian comes from the modern country of Iran. The usual word is Iranian.
b) relating to modern Iran, or its language or culture. The usual word is Iranian.

II UK [ˈpɜː(r)ʃ(ə)n] / US [ˈpɜrʒz(ə)n] noun
Word forms "Persian":
singular Persian plural Persians
1)
a) [countable] someone from the ancient country of Persia
b) [uncountable] the language of ancient Persia
2)
a) [countable] someone from Iran. The usual word is Iranian.
b) the language that people speak in Iran. The usual word is Farsi.

English dictionary. 2014.

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