Iranian and Persian

Iranian

The Iranian Revolution (also known as the Islamic Revolution or 1979 Revolution; Persian: انقلاب اسلامی, Enghelābe Eslāmi or انقلاب بیست و دو بهمن) refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and its replacement with an Islamic republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution.

Iranian adj : of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture; "Iranian mountains"; "Iranian security police" [syn: {Persian}] n 1: a native or inhabitant of Iran; "the majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims" [syn: {Irani}, {Persian}] 2: the modern Persian language spoken in Iran [syn: {Iranian language}]

Iranian \I*ra"ni*an\, a. Of or pertaining to Iran. -- n. A native of Iran; also, the Iranian or Persian language, a division of the Aryan family of languages, the modern version of which is called {Farsi}. [1913 Webster]

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Persian

Persian (Persian: ' ) is an Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages.

Persian adj : of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture; "Iranian mountains"; "Iranian security police" [syn: {Iranian}] n 1: a native or inhabitant of Iran; "the majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims" [syn: {Irani}, {Iranian}] 2: the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms [syn: {Farsi}]

Persian \Per"sian\, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Persia. [1913 Webster] 2. The language spoken in Persia. [1913 Webster] 3. A thin silk fabric, used formerly for linings. --Beck. [1913 Webster] 4. pl. (Arch.) See {Persian columns}, under {Persian}, a. [1913 Webster]

Persian \Per"sian\, a. [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. {Parsee}, {Peach}, {Persic}.] Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language. [1913 Webster] {Persian berry}, the fruit of {Rhamnus infectorius}, a kind of buckthorn, used for dyeing yellow, and imported chiefly from Trebizond. {Persian cat}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Angora cat}, under {Angora}. {Persian columns} (Arch.), columns of which the shaft represents a Persian slave; -- called also {Persians}. See {Atlantes}. {Persian drill} (Mech.), a drill which is turned by pushing a nut back and forth along a spirally grooved drill holder. {Persian fire} (Med.), malignant pustule. {Persian powder}. See {Insect powder}, under {Insect}. {Persian red}. See {Indian red} (a), under {Indian}. {Persian wheel}, a noria; a tympanum. See {Noria}. [1913 Webster]

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  • iranian: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • iranian: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • persian: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • persian: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • persian: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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