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Meaning of PERI

Pronunciation:  'peeree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
  2. [n]  a beautiful and graceful girl

PERI is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: disembodied spirit, fille, girl, miss, missy, spirit, young lady, young woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Per"i-\ [Gr. ?, prep.]
    A prefix used to signify around, by, near, over, beyond, or
    to give an intensive sense; as, perimeter, the measure
    around; perigee, point near the earth; periergy, work beyond
    what is needed; perispherical, quite spherical.
  2. \Pe"ri\, n.; pl. {Peris}. [Per. per[=i] a female genus, a
    fairy.] (Persian Myth.)
    An imaginary being, male or female, like an elf or fairy,
    represented as a descendant of fallen angels, excluded from
    paradise till penance is accomplished. --Moore.