King James Bible Dictionary



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Bible Usage:


  • 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

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

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."

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

same as Persia

Naves Topical Index

A Christian woman in Rome.
Romans 16:12

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(a Persian woman), a Christian woman at Rome, (Romans 16:12) whom St. Paul salutes. (A.D. 55.)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PERSIST'IVE, adjective Steady in pursuit; not receding from a purpose or undertaking; persevering.