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Peri

noun
(pl. peris)
1.
A beautiful and graceful girl.
2.
(Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done.






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"Peri" Quotes from Famous Books



... all round with rubies red, And pearls which a Peri might have kept; For each ruby there my heart hath bled; For each pearl my eyes ...
— Standard Selections • Various

... young girl's looked around with a startled glance; she rose to her feet, clasped her hands imploringly, while so sad and beseeching an expression rested upon her face, that she might have been the discarded Peri pleading for her lost place ...
— Shoulder-Straps - A Novel of New York and the Army, 1862 • Henry Morford

... plus question de lui apres cette date, soit qu'il ait renonce au Canada, soit qu'il ait peri prematurement. Le pere repris sa seigneurie de Beauport qu'il fit agrandir ...
— Picturesque Quebec • James MacPherson Le Moine

... The Peri shut out of Paradise was as nothing to the disconcerted girl who stood blankly in the corridor. Poor Gipsy was indeed in a dilemma. It was utterly impossible to open the door and walk in, but in the meantime ...
— The Leader of the Lower School - A Tale of School Life • Angela Brazil

... dialogue *Epi upon epidemic, epithet, epode, ephemeral *Hyper over, extremely hypercritical, hyperbola *Hypo under, in smaller hypodermic, hypophosphate measure *Meta after, over metaphysics, metaphor *Para beside paraphrase, paraphernalia *Peri around, about periscope, peristyle *Pro before proboscis, prophet *Syn together, with synthesis, ...
— The Century Vocabulary Builder • Creever & Bachelor

... indeed in this respect only one art; and that we shall have constantly to speak and think of them as simply graphic, whether with chisel or colour, their principal function being to make us, in the words of Aristotle, "[Greek: theoretikoi tou peri ta somata kallous]" (Polit. 8, 3.), "having capacity and habit of contemplation of the beauty that is in material things;" while Architecture, and its co-relative arts, are to be practised under quite other conditions ...
— The Crown of Wild Olive • John Ruskin

... art; and that we shall have constantly to speak and think of them as simply graphic, whether with chisel or color, their principal function being to make us, in the words of Aristotle, "[Greek: theoretikoi tou peri somata kallous]" (Polit. 8. 3), "having capacity and habit of contemplation of the beauty that is in material things;" while architecture, and its correlative arts, are to be practiced under ...
— Aratra Pentelici, Seven Lectures on the Elements of Sculpture - Given before the University of Oxford in Michaelmas Term, 1870 • John Ruskin

... was in no mood for dancing tonight. The return to the scenes of his former triumphs and the meeting with the companions of happier days, severed from him by a two-weeks' notice, had affected Freddie powerfully. Eyeing the happy throng below, he experienced the emotions of that Peri who, in the poem, "at the ...
— The Little Warrior - (U.K. Title: Jill the Reckless) • P. G. Wodehouse



Words linked to "Peri" :   young lady, young woman, Persian Empire, Persia, folklore, fille, missy, girl, miss, disembodied spirit, spirit



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