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

Definition of Paris

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

First Known Use of Paris

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Paris

Latin, from Greek

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“Paris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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Paris biographical name

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

Definition of Paris

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Matthew died 1259 English monk and historian


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

Definition of Paris (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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

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