• The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light
    The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peri (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
    • n peri a beautiful and graceful girl
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Peri (Persian Myth) An imaginary being, male or female, like an elf or fairy, represented as a descendant of fallen angels, excluded from paradise till penance is accomplished.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n peri In Pers. myth., an elf or fairy, male or female, represented as a descendant of fallen angels, excluded from Paradise till their penance is accomplished.
    • peri In heraldry, reduced in size: generally equivalent to couped. Cuzzens, Handbook of Heraldry.
    • peri A prefix in words of Greek origin or formation, meaning ‘around,’ ‘about,’ ‘near,’ equivalent to circum- of Latin origin, as in periphery equivalent to circumference, etc. It is much used in the formation of new scientific compounds, but not, like circum-, as an English formative.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Peri pē′ri in Persian mythology, a female elf or fairy, represented as descended from the fallen angels.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Per. perī, a female genus, a fairy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. péri—Pers. parī, a fairy.


In literature:

Sapper John Perie was on that day conspicuous for his valour in leading the seamen with ladders to storm the Redan.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Why, Thiers reminds me of a Ghoul gallanting a Peri.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
She looked as fair and fragile as a peri, and as free from mortal cares.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
You have scarcely entered your paradise, fair peri.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
I, a shabby, penniless little Peri, stood at the gilded gates disconsolate.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
He flung the canvas cover from the peri-telescope screen.
"The Great Dome on Mercury" by Arthur Leo Zagat
But she's a Peri, at any rate!
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
Just what "grown-up" had been requisitioned to narrate the story of Paradise and Peri, I don't know.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
In philosophy proper he wrote On the Soul, +peri psyches+.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
As such it revived her; and then Illusion was again following her in Peri mask.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
He must take back to some Peri that blew into Massachusetts from an enchanted isle.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
So peri along, youngfellermelad, an' I'll come down to meet ye.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
Peri was followed by Monteverde, but the latter's production of Orfeo far surpassed the former's work on the same theme.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
Drew advanced over a rug so soft and deep he felt like a peri entering Paradise.
"Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage
Is that pale shade the Peri-child in truth, Who shone, like Morning, on the hills of Youth?
"The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton
The term ginn being common to both peris and dives, some have erroneously fancied that the peris were female dives.
"Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century" by Samuel Johnson
As I have never seen any genii, demons, peris, or hobgoblins, whether beneficent or mischievous, I cannot speak of them from knowledge.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Ah, Madame Peri is going to sing again.
"The Weight of the Crown" by Fred M. White
She had dreamt that she swam across the river enticed by the singing of the Peris.
"The Slaves of the Padishah" by Mór Jókai
What angel could sing of paynim genii and peris?
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis

In poetry:

A Sufi debauchee of dreams
Spake this:--From Sodomite to Peri
Earth tablets us; we live and are
Man's own long commentary.
"Self" by Madison Julius Cawein
But if for this he shuts against her
The heart that's shining in his eyes,
She'll bring the gift that for the Peri
Unbarred the gate of paradise.
"Mystery Of Carmel" by Madge Morris Wagner
Only the beings who flit thro' the groves
Where the bright Peri of Paradise roves,
Find in their regions of beauty divine
Beauties or odors outrivaling thine.
"To The Pearl Vested Spikenard" by Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell
But if for this he shuts against her
The heart that’s shining in his eyes,
She’ll bring the gift that for the Peri
Unbarred the gate of paradise.
"To Sanson (02)" by Madge Morris Wagner
I had been to the play
With my pearl of a Peri -
But, for all I could say,
She declared she was weary,
That "the place was so crowded and hot, and
she couldn't abide that Dundreary."
"Atalanta In Camden -Town" by Lewis Carroll
I used to love a radiant girl--
Her lips were like a rose leaf torn;
Her heart was as free as a floating curl,
Or a breeze at morn;
Her step as light as a Peri's daughter,
And her eye as soft as gliding water.
"Discrimination" by Nathaniel Parker Willis

In news:

But Peri Wolfman went one step further.
"The pace of innovation around new companies (and) new ideas is accelerated," said Jules Peri, Daily Grommet 's co-founder and CEO.
The goal of the new management team is to become one of the first companies to establish efficacy and gain US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to treat patients who have already received stent implants in their peri...
Thanks to hormonal fluctuations caused by peri-menopause and exacerbated by stress, many women in their thirties and forties are finding themselves battling the oil and pimples they thought they'd left in the rearview mirror, says Jaliman.
Defiance County PERI will meet on Nov 13.
The Defiance County PERI will meet on Tuesday, Oct 9, at the Community Memorial Hospital, 208 Columbus St, Hicksville, at 1 pm in the old community room.
Paulding PERI will meet on Oct 3.
The Paulding Chapter 10 PERI meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct 3, at the Paulding County Senior Center in Paulding.
Peri Gilpin testifies during a Senate hearing on the prevention, treatment and research of breast cancer.
Judge Soud sentences Christopher Pery .
Smart has joked he could play Evans at center if he refuses to shoot from the peri- meter.
Judge Soud sentences Christopher Pery.
Perry Ellis International, Inc PERY Apparel/Accessories 83.
Nando's is running a tongue-in- cheek "find yourself" campaign that matches people's personalities with different strengths of its peri-peri spice.
Nando's Facebook page: 'Find Yourself' peri predictor.

In science:

One manifestation of this singularity is the existence of “trivial” peri = qi δψeΦ , for which δµi = 0 and therefore the particle distributions turbations with δµ∞ inside the star are not changed.
Rotochemical Heating of Neutron Stars: Rigorous Formalism with Electrostatic Potential Perturbations
These correspond to orbits with small peri-centre radii.
Multi-mass schemes for collisionless N-body simulations
Fig. 8.— Cumulative number of escaped stars as a function of peri-center distance at the end of simulations.
Trojan Stars in the Galactic Center
Methods A. I. Perić, et al., “The FEI3 readout chip for the ATLAS pixel detector”, Nuclear.
Characterization of 3D-DDTC detectors on p-type substrates
A couple (V , Φ0 ) where V is a cascade and Φ0 : max V → A is a called a perifilter on A.
Relations that preserve compact filters
In the sequel we will consider V implicitly talking about a perifilter Φ0 .
Relations that preserve compact filters
The initial center of mass positions and velocities for the two galaxies are calculated from the Keplerian orbit of the equivalent two-body problem, with given apo- and peri-centers, ra and rp , respectively.
Mergers of Unequal Mass Galaxies: Supermassive Black Hole Binary Evolution and Structure of Merger Remnants
Moreover, sin ce the star-planet separation during transit is no longer a free parameter, the transit duration is completely fixed by the peri od ratios.
An Independent Planet Search In The Kepler Dataset. I. A hundred new candidates and revised KOIs
Sevilla-Peris, Bohr’s strips for Dirichlet series in Banach spaces, Funct.
There exist multilinear Bohnenblust-Hille constants $(C_{n})_{n=1}^{\infty}$ with $\displaystyle \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty}(C_{n+1}-C_{n}) =0.$
Sevilla-Peris, Convergence of Dirichlet polynomials in Banach spaces, Trans.
There exist multilinear Bohnenblust-Hille constants $(C_{n})_{n=1}^{\infty}$ with $\displaystyle \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty}(C_{n+1}-C_{n}) =0.$
After this work has been completed a preprint by Peris and de Rafael has been released , reporting similar results obtained from the NJL model.
$N_c$-counting rules and the axial vector coupling constant of the constituent quark
Peris and E. de Rafael, Technical Report No.
$N_c$-counting rules and the axial vector coupling constant of the constituent quark
The star passes near the black hole (located outside of the frame) on a parabolic orbit with a peri-distance 1.5 times larger than the tidal disruption distance.
Stars and singularities: Stellar phenomena near a massive black hole
Although the source was detected overall at a very high significance level ( ∼ 100σ), it was also detected at low flux levels in every monthly peri od it was observed.
The Status of VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Peris, “Energy loss from the Sun and red giants: Bounds on short range baryonic and leptonic forces,” Mod.
Axions - Motivation, limits and searches