Chry·​se·​is krī-ˈsē-əs How to pronounce Chryseis (audio)
: a daughter of a priest of Apollo in the Iliad narrative taken at Troy by Agamemnon but later restored to her father

Examples of Chryseis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only after the Greek armies have been decimated does their general relent and send Chryseis home. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Chrysēis

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chryseis was in 1567

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“Chryseis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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