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Definition of the noun Phryne

What does Phryne mean as a name of something?

Phryne is a genus of Diptera, described by Meigen in 1800.

Phryne is a genus of Amphibia, described by Oken in 1816.

Phryne is a genus of Brassicaceae, described by Bubani in 1901.

Phryne is a genus of Lymantriidae, described by Grote & Robinson in 1865.

Phryne is a genus of Satyridae, described by Herrich-Schäffer in 1843.

Alternative definition of the noun Phryne


  1. A demand for one's arbitrary condition.


Who is Phryne?

Phryne was a famous hetaira of Ancient Greece.


Phryne is a fictional character in the Thieves World shared fictional unvierse and the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe. The fictional Phryne is not to be mistaken for the well-known Athenian brothel-mistress who was defended in court by Demosthenes. The fictional Phryne was the best friend of Tamzen and, with Tamzen and four of their friends, was murdered and resurrected by Roxane, the Nisibisi witch in Janet Morris's story "High Moon ." Under the witch's spell, Phryne, Tamzen and the other undead children follow Niko to Wizardwall, where he finally puts their souls to rest.


"Phryne" is a 2012 film written and directed by Aline Portugal.

Phrases with Phryne

Phrases starting with the word Phryne:

  1. Phryne Laxata
  2. Phryne Sophia
  3. Phryne Gesneri
  4. Phryne Columnae
  5. Phryne Subulata
  6. Phryne Vulgaris
  7. Phryne chilensis

Phrases ending with the word Phryne:

  1. Genus Phryne
  2. Agrias Phryne
  3. Cepora Phryne
  4. Semele Phryne
  5. Entedon Phryne
  6. Exotela Phryne
  7. Papilio Phryne
  8. Toxelea Phryne
  9. Triphysa Phryne
  10. Euchlanis Phryne
  11. Liriomyza Phryne
  12. Margattea Phryne
  13. Agathotoma Phryne

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Phryne

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Google preview100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors (2011)

Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies by Bernard Alger Drew

Phryne is the product of the losses of the Great War,” the author said in a Poe's Deadly Daughters interview—“the...

Google previewThe Flowers of Evil (2006)

by Charles Baudelaire, Keith Waldrop

*Phryne is an archetypal beauty, model for ancient Greek representations of Aphrodite. Paphos is the old name for the island of Cyprus, famous ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

Phryne Phryxus. , 3 All parts of the universe evi- dently connected. Phrygia the contrary is manifest from the few Phrygian words || which have been transmitted to us, and carefully colPhryne lected by Bochart and Rudbechius. To these we may ...

Google previewA Biographical Dictionary of the Celebrated Women Or Every Age and Country. By Matilda Betham (1804)

by Matilda Betham

PHRYNE, a Grecian Courtesan, about 328 B. C. SocI ETY alone can discover the charms of the understanding, and women of virtue, amongst the ancient Grecians , were excluded from society. The courtesans, on the contrary, lived publickly at ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

PHRYNE, a famous prostitute ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary ... A new edition, revised and considerably enlarged, by the Rev. T. Smith (1839)


Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Nmaes (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

Phryne Bubani Brassicaceae Origins: From the Greek phrynos, phryne "a toad." Phrynella Pax & K. Hoffmann Caryophyllaceae Origins: The diminutive of the genus Phryna. Phrynium Willd. Marantaceae Origins: Greek and Latin phrynion for a ...

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Small photo of Old illustration depicting a woman named Phryne, drawing inspiration from the famous hetaera of the ancient Greece. Created by Marchal, published on L'Illustration, Journal Universel, Paris, 1868Small photo of PHRYNE BEFORE THE CHICAGO TRIBUNAL, with apologies the J.L. Gerome, PUCK Magazine, June 4, 1884. Anti-Blaine parody of French painter Geromes painting of ancient Greek courtesan, Phryne, at her trialSmall photo of Butterfly Cepora nerissa phryne on a gray backgroundSmall photo of SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, - AUGUST 17, 2015: A girl looking at a picture of Henryk Siemiradzki - Phryne at the Poseidonia in Eleusis, in State Russian Museum. More...

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Scrabble value of P3H4R1Y4N1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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