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PERSIS (pûr’sĭs, Gr. Persis, Persian). A Christian woman at Rome greeted by Paul as his “dear friend...who has worked very hard in the Lord” (Rom.16.12).

PERSIS pûr’ sĭs (Περσίς, G4372). A woman member of the Christian Church at Rome, to whom Paul sent greetings (Rom 16:12). He thought of her highly, referring to her as “the beloved Persis who has worked hard in the Lord.” The name is common in ancient papyri and inscrs.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

The name of a female member of the Christian community at Rome, to whom Paul sent greetings (Ro 16:12). Paul designates her "the beloved, who labored much in the Lord." The name is not found in inscriptions of the imperial household, but it occurs as the name of a freedwoman (CIL, VI, 23, 959).