Paris

noun
Par·​is | \ ˈper-əs How to pronounce Paris (audio) , ˈpa-rəs \

Definition of Paris

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

Paris

biographical name
Par·​is | \ ˈper-əs How to pronounce Paris (audio) , ˈpa-rəs \

Definition of Paris (Entry 2 of 3)

Matthew died 1259 English monk and historian

Paris

geographical name
Par·​is | \ ˈper-əs How to pronounce Paris (audio) , ˈpa-rəs, French pä-ˈrē \

Definition of Paris (Entry 3 of 3)

1 or ancient Lutetia \ lü-​ˈtē-​sh(ē-​)ə How to pronounce Paris (audio) \ city on the Seine River, the capital and by far the most populous city of France population 2,243,833
2 city in northeastern Texas population 25,171

Other Words from Paris

Geographical name

Parisian \ pə-​ˈri-​zhən How to pronounce Paris (audio) , -​ˈrē-​ \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Paris

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Paris

Noun

Latin, from Greek

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“Paris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Paris. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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