Definition of peri in English:
noun (plural peris)
(In Persian mythology) a mythical superhuman being, originally represented as evil but subsequently as a good or graceful genie or fairy.
- Her androgynous form traverses his art as Desdemona and Jason, Leda and Apollo, St Sebastian and Delilah, a dead poet and a peri, Helen of Troy and Ganymede, Jacob's angel and a Eumenide on the track of Orestes.
- The angels, or peris, on the floorspread, very distinctive in style, are unusual motifs to find on an embroidery.
from Persian perī.
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