American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The modern Iranian language, dating from about the ninth century A.D., that is the national language of Iran and is written in an Arabic alphabet; Persian.
- n. A native speaker of Farsi.
- n. A member of the predominant ethnic group of Iran.
- n. the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
- n. a person of Iranian descent
- Apparently first used widely in English in the late 1960s or early 1970s. From Persian فارسی (fârsi), from Fars, the Arabic name for the province of Persis (“Pars”) in southwestern Iran (Arabic lacks the sound ‘p’). That name was adopted by the Arabs and Persians to refer to the Persian language after the Islamic invasions of the 7th century. (Wiktionary)
- Persian fārsī, of Persia, alteration (influenced by Arabic Fāris, Persia) of pārsī, from Middle Persian pārsīg. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Huckabee in Farsi translates to "Ahmadinejad", and I believe Romney translates to "Camel boy".”
“The term Farsi is also used by the Hindus to signify foreign or non-Aryan languages like Gondi.”
“The Persian dialect spoken in Afghanistan has been referred to as Dari since the 1950s in accordance with Afghan state policy, although the term Farsi is still often employed domestically and in outsiders 'references to Afghan Persian. back”
“Volunteers for Republican Meg Whitman's campaign for California governor are calling voters in Farsi, Korean and two Chinese dialects.”
“Reader YS shared this news story (in Farsi) with us.”
“The poster, writing in Farsi, sarcastically says Ahmadinejad is displaying his English fluency:”
“BBC Persia is streaming live, in Farsi, here (thanks to Chas and Ilya).”
“It is a hoax, as Mousavi's official Facebook acknowledges today (in Farsi).”
“Also, Mousavi has written a letter (in Farsi) to the Iranian security council saying that personnel from the Ahmadinejad-loyalist Basij militia are doffing their uniforms and attacking innocent people in the streets.”
“Emailer Walt sends a link to this site, which is claiming (in Farsi) that she saw half a dozen hit by gunfire.”
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