Definition of Parsee in English:

Parsee

Syllabification: Par·see
Pronunciation: /pärˈsē, ˈpärsē
 
 
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(also Parsi)

noun

  • An adherent of Zoroastrianism, especially a descendant of those Zoroastrians who fled to India from Muslim persecution in Persia during the 7th-8th centuries.
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    • He had never been baptised: his Gandhi was a Hindu and a Muslim and a Christian and a Sikh and a Parsee and a Jew.
    • It is the cause of hundreds of millions of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Budhists, Parsees, agnostics and atheists as well.
    • In course of time all inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent who were not Muslims, Christians, Jews, Sikhs or Parsees, came to be known as Hindus.

Origin

from Persian pārsī 'Persian', from pārs 'Persia'.

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