The rooftops of Paris, France.
Gr. Legend a son of Priam, king of Troy: his kidnapping of Helen, wife of Menelaus, causes the Trojan War
Origin of ParisClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek
capital of France, in the NC part, on the Seine: pop. 2,166,000
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.
Borrowing from Ancient Greek Πάρις (Paris).
- pairs, Parsi