Persian vs Qalamdan - What's the difference?

persian | qalamdan |

As nouns the difference between persian and qalamdan

is that persian is while qalamdan is a persian box or case for storing a pen.



(wikipedia Persian) (Persian)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A family of languages spoken primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.
  • Usage notes

    * Persian is the name applied to the official language of Iran. This language is also spoken in Tajikistan and some parts of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. * The name "Farsi" (the local name for Persian) has recently developed currency in English to refer to the dialect spoken in Iran. Afghans usually call it Dari, and the version spoken in Tajikistan is called Tajiki Persian or simply Tajiki.

    See also

    * (fa)


    (en noun)
  • A person of Iranian descent.
  • A domestic cat breed.
  • A pastry local to the in Canada often compared to either a cinnamon bun or a donut topped with pink icing.
  • A breed of sheep prized for its lambs' wool.
  • A thin silk fabric, formerly used for linings.
  • (Beck)


    * (member of the people) Iranian, the word Persian is mostly used in historical contexts.

    Derived terms

    * Dari-Persian * Tajiki-Persian

    See also

    * Farsi * Iranian


    (en adjective)
  • Of, from, or pertaining to Persia.
  • Of or pertaining to the Persian people.
  • Of or pertaining to the Persian language.
  • Synonyms

    * (of the people) Iranian

    Derived terms

    * Persian berry * Persian blue * Persian cat * Persian column * Persian cumin * Persian darnel * Persian drill * Persian fire * Persian Gulf * Persian lilac * Persian powder * Persian red * Persian Wars * Persian wheel




    (en noun)
  • A Persian box or case for storing a pen.
  • * 1985 , Stuart Cary Welch, India: Art and Culture, 1300-1900 (page 139)
  • Like other qalamdans made for discerning and affluent penmen, this one is inscribed with its maker's name and the date of its execution as well as a virtual anthology of appropriate Arabic and Persian verses.
    English words containing Q not followed by U