American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A historical region of southern Iran along the Persian Gulf. It was more or less identical with the ancient province of Pars, which formed the nucleus of the Persian Empire. The Arabs changed the name after they conquered the region in the seventh century.
“Elamitic Parsin, in modern Persian Fars, and in Arabic Fars, or”
“The result has been that at this day, excepting the chief of the great tribe of Kashkaï, in Fars, and of Zaferanloo, in Khorassan, few of the chiefs or tribes are able to exercise a preponderating influence in the affairs of the country.”
“Scenes nearly similar, but with a diminution of cruelty and bigotry, were repeated in Fars and Yezd.”
“Fars, which is linked to the Revolutionary Guard, Iran's most powerful military force, said an unspecified number of protesters were arrested and handed over to police and security officials.”
“Fars, which is linked to the Revolutionary Guard, Iran's most powerful military force called protesters "hypocrites, monarchists, ruffians and seditionists," and ridiculed them for not chanting any slogans about Egypt as they had originally promised.”
“It has been that way since at least 330 B.C., when the Achaemenid Empire established the first Persian Empire in Pars (or Persis, the region which is called Fars in the present Iran) in southwestern region of Iran.”
“Polls have been all over the place, with a news agency close to Ahmadinejad called Fars reporting in a recent poll that 54.5% of respondents favor the incumbent, while other polls show him hovering at around 34%.”
“Achaemenian days, -- the heart and center of Fars, which is spiritually, the heart and center of all Iran.”
“= -- Persia is the modernized name of the province now called Fars, or Farsistan.”
“Persia proper was a tract of no very large dimensions on the Persian Gulf, which is still known as Fars or Farsistan, a corruption of the ancient appellation.”
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