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(in Persian mythology) a mythical superhuman being, originally represented as evil but subsequently as a good or graceful genie or fairy.
sprite, pixie, elf, imp, brownie, puckView synonyms
- ‘The angels, or peris, on the floorspread, very distinctive in style, are unusual motifs to find on an embroidery.’
- ‘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.’
From Persian perī.
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