Gender Feminine
Scripts Χρυσηΐς(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. KRUY-SEH-EES(Classical Greek) krie-SEE-is(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Patronymic derived from Chryses. In Greek legend she was the daughter of Chryses, a priest of Apollo. After she was taken prisoner by the Greeks besieging Troy, Apollo sent a plague into their camp, forcing the Greeks to release her.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesCressida, Criseida, Criseyde(Literature)
User SubmissionChryséis


Entry updated May 29, 2020