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Circe was the daughter of Sol and Perse, and was celebrated for her skill in magic.

Circe was the daughter of Helios (the Sun) by the ocean-nymph Perse.

It is less than two hundred feet from the gate to Perse's doorsteps.

The Duke of Perse was lying back in the seat, his face like that of a dead man.

At this the Duke of Perse came to his feet again, an angry gleam in his eyes.

The Duke of Perse realised this when he compelled his daughter to accept him as her husband.

Even the Duke of Perse, hobbling on crutches, had a kindly greeting for him.

"Yes, my dear," said the Duke of Perse, a smile of relief on his face.

M. de Blocqueville, a perfect French gentleman, had come to la belle Perse in search of adventures.

Mémoires de la Délégation en Perse; Recherches archéologiques (from 1899).

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "blue, bluish-gray," later "purplish-black," from Old French pers "(dark) blue, livid; wan, pale," from Late Latin persus, perhaps a back-formation from one of the early European forms of Persia.

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