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parises


noun

  1. Matthew. Matthew of Paris.
  2. Ancient Lutetia Parisiorum, Pa·ris·i·i [puhriz-ee-ahy] /pəˈrɪz iˌaɪ/. a city in and the capital of France and capital of Ville-de-Paris Department, in the N part, on the Seine.
  3. a city in NE Texas.
  4. a town in NW Tennessee.
  5. Treaty of,
    1. a treaty signed in 1763 by France, Spain, and Great Britain that ended the Seven Years’ War and the French and Indian War.
    2. a treaty signed in 1783 by the United States and Great Britain that ended the American Revolution.
    3. a treaty signed in 1898 by the United States and Spain that ended the Spanish-American War.

noun Classical Mythology.

  1. a Trojan prince, son of Priam and Hecuba and brother of Cassandra, who awarded the apple of discord to Aphrodite and was by her help enabled to abduct Helen.

noun

  1. the capital of France, in the north on the River Seine: constitutes a department; dates from the 3rd century bc, becoming capital of France in 987; centre of the French Revolution; centres around its original site on an island in the Seine, the Île de la Cité, containing Notre Dame; university (1150). Pop: 2 125 246 (1999)Ancient name: Lutetia
  2. Treaty of Paris
    1. a treaty of 1783 between the US, Britain, France, and Spain, ending the War of American Independence
    2. a treaty of 1763 signed by Britain, France, and Spain that ended their involvement in the Seven Years’ War
    3. a treaty of 1898 between Spain and the US bringing to an end the Spanish-American War

noun

  1. Greek myth a prince of Troy, whose abduction of Helen from her husband Menelaus started the Trojan War
  2. Matthew. ?1200–59, English chronicler, whose principal work is the Chronica Majora

capital of France, from Gallo-Latin Lutetia Parisorum (in Late Latin also Parisii), name of a fortified town of the Gaulish tribe of the Parisii, who had a capital there; literally “Parisian swamps” (cf. Old Irish loth “dirt,” Welsh lludedic “muddy, slimy”). The tribal name is of unknown origin, but traditionally derived from a Celtic par “boat” (cf. Greek baris; see barge), hence the ship on the city’s coat of arms. A prince of Troy in classical mythology, whose abduction of the Greek queen Helen caused the Trojan War (see also Trojan War) (see Helen of Troy and Judgment of Paris). Paris (or, according to some stories, Apollo disguised as Paris) killed Achilles by piercing his heel with an arrow. Capital of France and the largest city in the country, located in north-central France on the Seine River; an international cultural and intellectual center, as well as the commercial and industrial focus of France.

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