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1. A fairy in Persian mythology.
2. A beautiful, graceful girl or woman.
[From Persian peri, variant of pari (fairy), from Avestan pairika (witch or female demon.]
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"'I am unworthy of such gifts,' he said to the peris." Amy Friedman; Simple Act of Generosity Multiplies, Returns; The Augusta Chronicle (Georgia); Jan 19, 2003.
This week's theme: words borrowed from other languages.
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. -Gore Vidal (1925- )
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