J. peri

Peri

[pe-ree]
noun
Jacopo [yah-kaw-paw] , 1561–1633, Italian composer.
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peri (ˈpɪərɪ)
 
n , pl -ris
1.  (in Persian folklore) one of a race of beautiful supernatural beings
2.  any beautiful fairy-like creature
 
[C18: from Persian: fairy, from Avestan pairikā witch]

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peri
1777, from Pers. pari, from Avestan pairika. Race of superhuman female beings originally represented as malevolent, later as angelic genii (cf. sense evolution of Eng. fairy, to which it is not related).
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Medical Dictionary

peri- pref.

  1. Around; about; enclosing: perimysium.

  2. Near: perinatal.

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peri-  
A prefix that means: "around" (as in pericardium,) or "near" (as in perihelion).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
peri
  1. pericardial

  2. pericardium

PERI
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