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Persis

/ˈpɜːsɪs/
noun
1.
an ancient region of SW Iran: homeland of the Achaemenid dynasty
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Persis

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

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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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