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an ancient region of SW Iran: homeland of the Achaemenid dynasty
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  • persis sat cross-legged, a smoking Sultana, her chin on the back of one hand, one elbow on one knee.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • Then he lifted the latch, and met a warm welcome from his wife persis.

    The Gold that Glitters Emily Sarah Holt
  • Mrs. Neff was trying to bully persis and Winifred into occupying them.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • "You wouldn't ever forget it if you did," said Mis' persis, oracularly.

    Poganuc People Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Willie was furious at persis' lack of dignity, and forgot his own in complaining of it.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • She came with my sisters Sophia and persis; Timothea was also with them, and inquired for you.

    Mrs. Tree Laura E. Richards
  • persis did not make a test of money any more than the rest of her set did.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • Harry is, I suppose, half way round the world again in the 'persis.'

    Under the Mendips Emma Marshall
  • "The Harlem of Paris," persis sneered, then grew more amiable.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • Even the last name of persis escaped both his memory and his attention.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
Word Origin and History for persis


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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persis in the Bible

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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