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Other Forms FormsCalaïs, Calias
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Meaning & History
Latinized form of Greek Κάλαϊς (Kalais)
, which meant "turquoise" or "chrysolite" (being the name of "a precious stone of a greenish blue"). In Greek myth Calais and his twin brother Zetes
, together known as the Boreads (being sons of Boreas
, god of the north wind), were Argonauts.