pur'-sis (Persis):

The name of a female member of the Christian community at Rome, to whom Paul sent greetings (Romans 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).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'PERSIS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.