Definition of Farsi in English:

Farsi

noun

  • The modern Persian language that is the official language of Iran.

    • ‘Islam and the Arabic language have bequeathed the Arabic alphabet for languages like Farsi, Urdu, Old Hausa and others.’
    • ‘Among the immigrant population, English, Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, and Filipino are spoken.’
    • ‘The intelligence agencies are woefully short of people fluent in Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu, and this is remediable.’
    • ‘This was followed by some travel, including time in Iran, where she taught herself Farsi, the language of the area.’
    • ‘Iran's official language is Farsi, which is also known as Persian.’

Origin

From Arabic fārsī, from Fārs, from Persian Pārs ‘Persia’. Compare with Parsee.

Pronunciation

Farsi

/ˈfɑrsi//ˈfärsē/