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ScriptsΠαρις Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.PA-REES Classical Greek
PER-is English
PAR-is English

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown, possibly of Luwian or Hittite origin. In Greek mythology he was the Trojan prince who kidnapped Helen and began the Trojan War. Though presented as a somewhat of a coward in the 'Iliad', he did manage to slay the great hero Achilles. He was himself eventually slain in battle by Philoctetes.
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Greek mythology, Iliad characters, saints, Shakespearean characters, Star Trek characters, television, uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 11, 2018   Contribute