peri definition

  • noun:
    • In Persian mythology, a lovely and benevolent supernatural being or fairy, earlier in the day seen as malevolent.
    • a sprite or supernatural being in Persian mythology.
    • An imaginary being, male or female, like an elf or fairy, represented as a descendant of fallen angels, omitted from haven till penance is carried out.
    • In Pers. myth., an elf or fairy, male or female, represented as a descendant of fallen angels, excluded from haven till their particular penance is carried out.
    • (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
    • a beautiful and graceful girl
  • others:
    • In heraldry, low in dimensions: generally speaking comparable to couped. Cuzzens, Handbook of Heraldry.
    • A prefix in terms of Greek source or development, meaning ‘around,’ ‘about,’ ‘near,’ equal to circum- of Latin beginning, as with periphery equal to circumference, etc.

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