Farsi

Farsi

[fahr-see]
noun
the modern Iranian language of Iran and western Afghanistan, written in the Arabic alphabet; modern Persian.
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Farsi (ˈfɑːsiː)
 
n
another name for Persian

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Farsi
1878, modern Persian language, the usual Iranian word for it, from Fars, Arabic name for region of Pars (no "p" in Arabic) in Iran, where the modern language evolved from I.E.-based Persian with many Arabic elements.
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