Iranian
noun Date: 1789 1. a native or inhabitant of Iran 2. a branch of the Indo-European family of languages that includes Persian — see Indo-European languages table • Iranian adjective

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  • iranian — IRANIÁN, Ă, iranieni, e, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Persoană care face parte din populaţia de bază a Iranului sau care este originară din Iran. 2. adj. Care aparţine Iranului sau populaţiei lui, care se referă la Iran sau la populaţia lui. ♦… …   Dicționar Român

  • Iranian — [i rā′nē ən, irä′nē ən; ] occas. [ īrā′nē ən] adj. 1. of Iran or its people, language, or culture 2. of the Iranian branch of Indo European n. 1. a member of the people of Iran; Persian 2. the group of languages making up the Iranian branch, Indo …   English World dictionary

  • Iranian — I*ra ni*an, a. Of or pertaining to Iran. n. A native of Iran; also, the Iranian or Persian language, a division of the Aryan family of languages, the modern version of which is called {Farsi}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Iranian — 1841 (adj.); 1873 (n.), from IRAN (Cf. Iran) + IAN (Cf. ian) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Iranian — is pronounced i ray ni ǝn in BrE, and i ray ni ǝn, i rah ni ǝn, or iy ray ni ǝn in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • Iranian — [[t]ɪre͟ɪniən[/t]] ♦♦♦ Iranians 1) ADJ Iranian means belonging or relating to Iran, or to its people or culture. ...an Iranian writer in her mid forties. 2) N COUNT An Iranian is an Iranian citizen, or a person of Iranian origin …   English dictionary

  • Iranian — 1. noun A person from Iran or of Iranian descent. 2. adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Iran, the Iranian people or the Iranian languages. Syn: Irani, Persian …   Wiktionary

  • Iranian — I•ra•ni•an [[t]ɪˈreɪ ni ən, ɪˈrɑ , aɪˈreɪ [/t]] adj. 1) peo geg of or pertaining to Iran or its inhabitants 2) peo of, pertaining to, or denoting one of the two major branches of the Indo Iranian languages, including Persian, Kurdish, Baluchi,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Iranian — /i ray nee euhn, i rah , uy ray /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Iran, its inhabitants, or their language. 2. of or pertaining to the Iranian languages. n. 3. a subbranch of the Indo European family of languages, including esp. Persian, Pashto,… …   Universalium

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