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Noun peri has 2 senses
  1. peri - a beautiful and graceful girl
    --1 is a kind of
    girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman, fille
  2. peri - (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
    --2 is a kind of
    spirit, disembodied spirit

Definitions from the Web


Noun: A supernatural being, often depicted as a beautiful female, in Persian mythology.

Example Sentence: The peri flew gracefully through the forest, enchanting all who saw her.

Noun: In Hindu and Islamic mythology, a type of celestial being or fairy.

Example Sentence: According to Hindu legends, a peri is a heavenly nymph who dances in the moonlight.

Noun: A unit of currency in Iran, equivalent to one-hundredth of a rial.

Example Sentence: The cost of a cup of tea in the café was five peris.

Adjective: Describing something related to or characteristic of Persia (modern-day Iran).

Example Sentence: The museum displayed a collection of beautiful peri carpets from the 17th century.

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