Pa"ri*an (?), a. [L. Parius.]

Of or pertaining to Paros, an island in the Aegean Sea noted for its excellent statuary marble; as, Parian marble.

Parian chronicle, a most ancient chronicle of the city of Athens, engraved on marble in the Isle of Paros, now among the Arundelian marbles.

 

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Pa"ri*an, n.

1.

A native or inhabitant of Paros.

2.

A ceramic ware, resembling unglazed porcelain biscuit, of which are made statuettes, ornaments, etc.

 

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