- Persis used once.
- Bible Reference: Romans 16:12
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: No
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: No
- G4069 Used 1 time
A female Christian at Rome whom Paul salutes (Romans 16:12). She is spoken of as "beloved," and as having "laboured much in the Lord."
same as Persia
A Christian woman in Rome.
(a Persian woman), a Christian woman at Rome, (Romans 16:12) whom St. Paul salutes. (A.D. 55.)
PERSIST', verb intransitive [Latin persisto; per and sisto, to stand or be fixed.]
To continue steadily and firmly in the pursuit of any business or course commenced; to persevere. [Persist is nearly synonymous with persevere; but persist frequently implies more obstinacy than persevere, particularly in that which is evil or injurious to others.]
If they persist in pointing their batteries against particular persons, no laws of war forbid the making reprisals.
PERSIST'ENCE, noun The state of persisting; steady pursuit of what is undertaken; perseverance in a good or evil course, more generally in that which is evil and injurious to others, or unadvisable.
1. Obstinacy; contumacy.
PERSIST'ING, adjective In botany, continuing without withering; opposed to marcescent; as a persisting stigma; continuing after the corol is withered, as a persistent calyx; continuing after the leaves drop off, as a persistent stipule; remaining on the plant till the fruit is ripe, or till after the summer is over, as a persistent leaf.
PERSIST'ING, participle present tense Continuing in the prosecution of an undertaking; persevering.
PERSIST'IVE, adjective Steady in pursuit; not receding from a purpose or undertaking; persevering.