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 Per’seus (2 syl.).Persian Alexa&ncheck;der (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Perseve’re (3 syl.).
 
This word comes from an obsolete Latin verb, sevro (to stick rigidly); hence sevrus (severe or rigid). Asseverate is to stick rigidly to what you say; persevere is to stick rigidly to what you undertake till you have accomplished it. (Per-sevro.)   1
 


 Per’seus (2 syl.).Persian Alexa&ncheck;der (The). 

 
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