Etymology
Advertisement

Paris

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" (see Lutetian).

The tribal name is of unknown origin, but it is traditionally derived from a Celtic par "boat" (perhaps related to Greek baris; see barge (n.)), hence the ship on the city's coat of arms.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of Paris

Paris (n.)
the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce;
Synonyms: City of Light / French capital / capital of France
Paris (n.)
sometimes placed in subfamily Trilliaceae;
Synonyms: genus Paris
Paris (n.)
(Greek mythology) the prince of Troy who abducted Helen from her husband Menelaus and provoked the Trojan War;
Paris (n.)
a town in northeastern Texas;
From wordnet.princeton.edu