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ScriptsΒρισηις Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.brie-SEE-is English

Meaning & History

Patronymic derived from Βρισευς (Briseus), a Greek name of unknown meaning. In Greek mythology Briseis (real name Hippodameia) was the daughter of Briseus. She was captured during the Trojan War by Achilles. After Agamemnon took her away from him, Achilles refused to fight in the war.
Other Languages & CulturesBriseida Literature
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Greek mythology, Iliad characters
Entry updated February 12, 2018   Contribute