Meaning of Farsi in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɑːsiː/


mass noun
  • The modern Persian language, a member of the Iranian branch of the Indo-European family written in Arabic script.

    Also called Persian

    ‘Iran's official language is Farsi, which is also known as Persian.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This was followed by some travel, including time in Iran, where she taught herself Farsi, the language of the area.’
    • ‘The intelligence agencies are woefully short of people fluent in Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu, and this is remediable.’


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