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Gender Masculine
Usage Persian
Scripts کسری(Persian)
Pronounced Pron. kas-ra  [key·IPA]
Other Forms Formskhasra, کسرا (but rarely so)

Meaning & History

Originally 'Kesra'(/kesrä/ → Merriam-Webster phonetic alphabet) , from the Arabic pronunciation of Cosroe (/xōsrō/ M-W ph. al.) which is a Persian first name meaning 'king'. (see Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlane the Great, Part 1). Cosroe (Kesra) was the name of a number of Persian kings from the Sassanids who reigned over a large portion of the Middle East, then part of Persia (Iran), from the 3rd to the 7th centuries AD (CE), most notably Cosroe I, Anoushirvan, whom Arabs called 'Kesra', and also his grandchild, the notorious Cosroe II, Aparvizh.
Added 10/29/2007 by Shayna
Edited 3/26/2020 by Mike C, LMS and Sofia