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(pēr`ē), in Persian mythology, supernatural being. Peris were said to be fallen angels who were denied paradise until they did penance. Originally agents of evil, in later mythology they were identified as benevolent spirits.
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peri

beautiful fairylike creatures, guided way to heaven. [Pers. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 822]
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Pero galit na galit ka kasi hindi ka niya tsina-chat.
"We were then told that Pero had disappeared on April 8, and was nowhere to be seen.
Pero brings his sense of a newspaper's importance to his new job as chief operating officer of Guard Publishing Co., publisher of The Register-Guard.
As Pete Pero has demonstrated many times, no one can tell the story of Lutheranism credibly either without including Africans and African Americans in the account.
Pero el dinero, por ejemplo, permite a los panaderos casi duplicar su ingreso mensual, dice Jose Barrera, organizador del MTL.