World English Dictionary
Persis (ˈpɜːsɪs)
an ancient region of SW Iran: homeland of the Achaemenid dynasty

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Word Origin & History

fem. proper name, from L., from Gk. Persis, lit. "a Persian woman," related to Perses "Persian" (see Persian).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Bible Dictionary

Persis definition

a female Christian at Rome whom Paul salutes (Rom. 16:12). She is spoken of as "beloved," and as having "laboured much in the Lord."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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