Persian

Persian means of, from, or related to Persia (Iran), or the Persian-speaking world. See:

  • Persian people, the majority ethnic group of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan
  • Persian language, an Iranian language of the Indo-European family. The majority and official languages of Iran and Afghanistan.
  • Persian alphabet, Perso-Arabic script
  • Persian architecture
  • Persian cuisine
  • Persian carpet

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Famous quotes containing the word persian:

    Come, give thy soul a loose, and taste the pleasures of the poor.
    Sometimes ‘tis grateful for the rich to try
    A short vicissitude, and fit of poverty:
    A savory dish, a homely treat,
    Where all is plain, where all is neat,
    Without the stately spacious room,
    The Persian carpet, or the Tyrian loom,
    Clear up the cloudy foreheads of the great.
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65–8)

    The threadbare trees, so poor and thin,
    They are no wealthier than I;
    But with as brave a core within
    They rear their boughs to the October sky.
    Poor knights they are which bravely wait
    The charge of Winter’s cavalry,
    Keeping a simple Roman state,
    Discumbered of their Persian luxury.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    If one doubts whether Grecian valor and patriotism are not a fiction of the poets, he may go to Athens and see still upon the walls of the temple of Minerva the circular marks made by the shields taken from the enemy in the Persian war, which were suspended there. We have not far to seek for living and unquestionable evidence. The very dust takes shape and confirms some story which we had read.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)