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I went digging around, and found the root bri- means "short/brief", and seis is a version of seus which comes from sōs, meaning "safety/rescue." So the name could mean "brief safety," possibly referring to how Briseis was captured by Achilles, which led to a brief period of peace before war quickly broke out again because of her.
Agrosha_Rhys  9/18/2017
Bre-ye-se-is - is a popular pronunciation of this ancient name.
barbierose  4/21/2017
My name is Briseida. I was told once that the name meant "Beautiful Cheeks" but this website doesn't know the meaning. My family and friends call me Brisy or Bri.
I wish I knew the true meaning of my name.
brisyo  2/23/2016
It is a cool name, but it appears in the Iliad as Achilles' "prized woman"'s name. He won her in a battle, as women were treated as loot in that time period. As much as I want to love it, I've studied the Iliad too closely to be comfortable naming a girl, who I would hope to be strong and assertive, this.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2015
There's something truly fascinating about this name: classic yet refreshing. The succession of sounds reminds me of a warm summer breeze. And the fact that this name occured in the Iliad makes it even more beautiful!
Thalia  1/1/2014
Can be pronounced BREE-seys (my personal favourite), BREE-says or bree-SAY-is.
― Anonymous User  6/12/2013
American football player Reggie Bush and his partner Lilit welcomed a daughter named Briseis on May 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2013
Briseis is possibly derived from Greek βρίθω (britho) or (vritho), which can mean "to be laden with, to abound" as well as "to be heavy".
Lucille  3/9/2013
According to these websites below, this name becomes the masculine form "Brishen," which is an English Gypsy name. It is translated as "born during a rainstorm."
dmf722  8/11/2012
It's a pretty name... but I just can't help but think of the word "bris," which is kind of a turn-off.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2011
Pronounced brih-SAY-iss.
krisscouture  4/25/2011
I think Briseis could be a really cool and beautiful name on a girl, but I can only picture it on someone young. I have a hard time picturing a middle aged woman named Briseis.
fon_solo  7/20/2009
Pronounced 'brih-SAY-iss' or 'brih-SEE-iss'.
Hannah Ruth  10/15/2008
I always thought that Briseis would make a great name for a cat. I pronounce it bree-ZAYZ.
Lily8  9/12/2008
A classic and beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2007

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