from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. In Persian mythology, a beautiful and benevolent supernatural being or fairy, earlier regarded as malevolent.
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- n. a sprite or supernatural being in Persian mythology.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Pers. myth., an elf or fairy, male or female, represented as a descendant of fallen angels, excluded from Paradise till their penance is accomplished.
- In heraldry, reduced in size: generally equivalent to couped. Cuzzens, Handbook of Heraldry.
- A prefix in words of Greek origin or formation, meaning ‘around,’ ‘about,’ ‘near,’ equivalent to circum- of Latin origin, as in periphery equivalent to circumference, etc.
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- n. (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
- n. a beautiful and graceful girl
I don’t think they would qualify as rural now doesn’t Hansen use the term peri-urban?
Lips. 1842, p. 25n) says that” Unus Cod. qui ex cœnobiis montis Athos advectus est “gives the title peri tēs Sōsannēs.
Likewise, in peri-Y2K modernity, the two metaphors of Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Computing both provide frameworks for developing technology, agency, and politics - one an Apollonian vision of discourse mediated through distributed displays and UI; the other an emergent ecology of agency distributed among people and machines.
[Footnote 17: The word peri, in the Persian language, signifies that beautiful race of creatures which constitutes the link between angels and men.]
Florinus had previously held that God was the author of evil, which sentiment Irenaeus opposed in a treatise, now lost, called peri monarchias.
Testament; for twice, expressing the sin-offering by this word, he uses that phrase peri harmatias, Rom. viii.
He wrote a work which is variously entitled peri tou ontos, peri physeos, etc., and of which only a few fragments have come down to us.
Its addictive flame-broiled wings are seasoned with the fiery African bird's eye chili, known as peri peri or piri piri.
The time leading up to this stage is known as the peri-menopause.
The condition is called peri-partum cardiomyopathy.