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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.
(Placename) of or relating to Paris or its inhabitants
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Paris
Pa•ri•sian(pəˈrɪʒ ən, -ˈri ʒən, -ˈrɪz i ən)
1. a native or resident of Paris, France.adj.
2. of or pertaining to Paris, France.
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|Noun||1.||Parisian - a native or resident of Paris |
capital of France, City of Light, French capital, Paris - the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
Parisienne - a female native or resident of Paris
|Adj.||1.||Parisian - of or relating to or characteristic of Paris or its inhabitants; "Parisian restaurants can be expensive"|
1. adj & n → parigino/a