Gender Masculine
Scripts Φρίξος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈfɹɪk.səs/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the Greek Φρίξος (Phrixos) meaning "thrilling, causing shivers", derived from φρίξ (phrix) meaning "ripple, shiver". In Greek myth Phrixus was the son of Athamus and Nephele. He was to be sacrificed to Zeus, but he escaped with his sister Helle on the back of the ram with the Golden Fleece.

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Entry updated May 29, 2020