Given Name CRESSIDA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Literature
PRONOUNCED: KRES-ə-də (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Medieval form of CHRYSEIS. Various medieval tales describe her as a woman of Troy, daughter of Calchus, who leaves her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek hero Diomedes. Shakespeare's play 'Troilus and Cressida' (1602) was based on these tales.

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Entry updated October 11, 2012