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pe·ri / ˈpi(ə)rē/ • n. (pl. pe·ris) (in Persian mythology) a mythical superhuman being, originally represented as evil but subsequently as a good or graceful genie or fairy.

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peri (in Persian mythology) a mythical superhuman being, originally represented as evil but subsequently as a good or graceful genie or fairy. The name comes ultimately from Avestan (Zend) pairikā, any of several beautiful but malevolent female demons employed by Ahriman to bring comets and eclipses, prevent rain, and cause failure of crops and dearth.

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peri- The Greek peri, meaning ‘around’, used as a prefix meaning ‘around’ or ‘enveloping’.

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peri- From the Greek peri meaning ‘around’, a prefix meaning ‘around’ or ‘enveloping’.

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peri- repr. comb. form of Gr. péri, perí adv. and prep. about, around, roundabout, rel. to L. PER.

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peri- prefix denoting near, around, or enclosing.