/ (ˈfraɪnɪ) /

  1. real name Muesarete. 4th century bc, Greek courtesan; lover of Praxiteles and model for Apelles' painting Aphrodite Rising from the Waves

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How to use Phryne in a sentence

  • Then Phryne told him of her trick, and chose the Cupid, or Eros, for her gift.

  • She was posing, half nude, for a Phryne, which the tenant of the studio intended sending in to the next exhibition.

    Artist and Model | Ren de Pont-Jest
  • It was Phryne, the famous beauty of Athens, appearing naked before the crowd of pilgrims on the beach of Delphi.

    Woman Triumphant | Vicente Blasco Ibaez
  • Ingigerd proceeded to reveal her life in a series of confidences of such shocking content as to be worthy of a Laïs or a Phryne.

    Atlantis | Gerhart Hauptmann
  • You should have seen Babette in the burlesque as Phryne at the Varits—une merveille, mon cher!

    A Village of Vagabonds | F. Berkeley Smith