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  1. Phryne(ProperNoun)

    A famous courtesan of Ancient Greece (4th century BC).

  2. Origin: The courtesan's name, Φρύνη, originally derives from the word for φρύνη.

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  1. Phryne

    Phryne was a famous hetaera of Ancient Greece.

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  1. Phryné

    a Greek courtesan, celebrated for her beauty; was the model to Praxiteles of his statue of Venus; accused of profaning the Eleusinian Mysteries, she was brought before the judges, to whom she exposed her person, but who acquitted her of the charge, to preserve to the artists the image of divine beauty thus recognised in her.


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