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n. Greek Mythology
The prince of Troy whose abduction of Helen provoked the Trojan War.
The capital and largest city of France, in the north-central part of the country. Founded as a Gallic fishing village on an island in the Seine River, Paris was captured and fortified by the Romans in 52 bc. Clovis I made it the capital of his kingdom after ad 486, and Hugh Capet established it as the capital of France after 987. Through the succeeding centuries, Paris grew rapidly as a commercial, cultural, and industrial center. The city was occupied by the Germans in World War II from 1940 to 1944.
Pa·ris′ian (pə-rē′zhən, -rĭz′ē-ən) adj. & n.
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Paris(ˈpærɪs; French pari)
1. (Placename) 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: 2 203 817 (2006). Ancient name: Lutetia
2. (Historical Terms) Treaty of Paris
a. a treaty of 1783 between the US, Britain, France, and Spain, ending the War of American Independence
b. a treaty of 1763 signed by Britain, France, and Spain that ended their involvement in the Seven Years' War
c. a treaty of 1898 between Spain and the US bringing to an end the Spanish-American War
[via French and Old French, from Late Latin (Lūtētia) Parisiōrum (marshes) of the Parisii, a tribe of Celtic Gaul]
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a prince of Troy, whose abduction of Helen from her husband Menelaus started the Trojan War
2. (Biography) Matthew. ?1200–59, English chronicler, whose principal work is the Chronica Majora
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Par•is1(ˈpær ɪs; Fr. paˈri)
the capital of France, in the N part, on the Seine. 2,188,918.
a Trojan prince, son of Priam and Hecuba, whose abduction of Helen led to the Trojan War.
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|Noun||1.||Paris - the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce|
Bastille - a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution
Eiffel Tower - a wrought iron tower 300 meters high that was constructed in Paris in 1889; for many years it was the tallest man-made structure
Paris University, Sorbonne, University of Paris - a university in Paris; intellectual center of France
Tuileries, Tuileries Palace - palace and royal residence built for Catherine de Medicis in 1564 and burned down in 1871; all that remains today are the formal gardens
Latin Quarter, Left Bank - the region of Paris on the southern bank of the Seine; a center of artistic and student life
Montmartre - the highest point in Paris; famous for its associations with many artists
Clichy, Clichy-la-Garenne - a northwestern suburb of Paris; the residence of the Merovingian royalty in the 7th century
Orly - a southeastern suburb of Paris; site of an international airport serving Paris
Right Bank - the region of Paris on the north bank of the Seine
Ile-St-Louis - island in Paris on the Seine
Champs Elysees - a major avenue in Paris famous for elegant shops and cafes
Parisian - a native or resident of Paris
Parisienne - a female native or resident of Paris
|2.||Paris - sometimes placed in subfamily Trilliaceae|
plant genus - a genus of plants
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
|3.||Paris - (Greek mythology) the prince of Troy who abducted Helen from her husband Menelaus and provoked the Trojan War|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
|4.||Paris - a town in northeastern Texas|
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modif [club, nightlife, apartment, home, traffic] → parisien(ne)
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n → Paris nt
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