Chryseis

noun
Chry·​se·​is | \krī-ˈsē-əs \

Definition of Chryseis 

: a daughter of a priest of Apollo in the Iliad narrative taken at Troy by Agamemnon but later restored to her father

First Known Use of Chryseis

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Chryseis

Latin, from Greek Chrysēis

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