Paris

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noun Par·is \ˈper-əs, ˈpa-rəs\

Definition of Paris

  1. :  a son of Priam whose abduction of Helen leads to the Trojan War

Origin and Etymology of paris

Latin, from Greek


Paris

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biographical name Par·is \ˈpa-rəs\

Definition of Paris

  1. Matthew died 1259 English monk and historian


Paris

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geographical name Par·is \ˈpa-rəs, French pä-ˈrē\

Definition of Paris

  1. 1 or ancient Lutetiaplay \lü-ˈtē-sh(ē-)ə\ city on the Seine River, the capital and by far the most populous city of France population 2,243,833

  2. 2 city in northeastern Texas population 25,171

Parisian

play \pə-ˈri-zhən, -ˈrē-\ adjective or noun


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