(a word to be avoided as it is resented by Iranians) 1. (an) Iranian, (a) Persian. 2. Persian, pertaining to Iran, the Persians, or the Persian language. 3. Iran, Persia. –– halısı Persian carpet. –– kılıcı a two-edged sword. –– kılıcı gibi two-faced, double-dealing. –– kılıcı gibi iki tarafı/taraflı kesmek to treat two opposing parties equally.