Persist vs Persis - What's the difference?

persist | persis |

As a verb persist

is to go on stubbornly or resolutely.

As a noun persis is

a kind of colouring matter obtained from lichens.




(en verb)
  • To go on stubbornly or resolutely.
  • To repeat an utterance.
  • To continue to exist.
  • (computing) To cause to persist; make permanent.
  • * 2006 , Marco Bellinaso, ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming
  • This would not be saved after his session terminates because we don't have an actual user identity to allow us to persist the settings.
  • * 2009 , Alistair Croll, Sean Power, Complete Web Monitoring
  • While hashtags aren't formally part of Twitter, some clients, such as Tweetdeck, will persist hashtags across replies to create a sort of message threading.


    * (go on stubbornly or resolutely) persevere, see also * (continue to exist) last, remain

    Derived terms

    * persistence / persistency * persistent

    See also

    (cognate terms using -sist) * absist * assist * consist * desist * exist * insist * resist * subsist





    (wikipedia Persis)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) Persis, from (etyl) .

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (historical) A region of ancient Iran in its southwest; modern Fars province.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) .

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • An early Christian, mentioned in the epistle to the Romans.
  • * :
  • Salute the beloved Persis , which laboured much in the Lord.
  • , in occasional use since the 16th century.
  • Anagrams

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