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1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

DORIS, in ancient geography, a small district in central Greece, forming a wedge between Mts. Oeta and Parnassus, and containing the head-waters of the Cephissus, which passes at the gorge of Dadion into the neighbouring land of Phocis. This little valley, which nowhere exceeds 4 m. in breadth and could barely give sustenance to four small townships, owed its importance partly to its command over the strategic road from Heracleia to Amphissa, which pierced the Parnassus range near Cytinium, but chiefly to its prestige as the alleged mother-country of the Dorian conquerors of Peloponnesus (see D0RIANS). Its history is mainly made up of petty wars with the neighbouring Oetaeans and Phocians. The latter pressed them hard in 457, when the Spartans, admitting their claim to be the Dorian metropolis, sent an army to their aid, and again during the second Sacred War (356-346). Except for a casual mention of its cantonal league in 196, Doris passed early out of history; the inhabitants may have been exterminated during the conflicts between Aetolia and Macedonia.

See Strabo, pp. 417, 427; Herodotus i. 56, viii. 31; Thucydides i. 107, iii. 92; Diodorus xii. 29, 33; W. M. Leake, Travels in Northern Greece, chap. xi. (London, 1835). (M. O. B. C.)

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Etymology 1

The feminine form of Doric.

Proper noun




  1. (Greek mythology) The daughter of Oceanus, wife of Nereus and mother of fifty sea-nymphs or nereids.
  2. (zoology, mollusca) A genus marine of mollusca having a growth of branchiae on their backs.
  3. A female given name, taken to regular use in the end of the 19th century.
  4. (British, slang) One's girl friend, wife or significant other.
  • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene: IV: xi: 49:
    And snowy neckd Doris, and milkewhite Galathæa.
  • 1866 Mary A. Prescott: Doris Daylesford, A Story. Beadle's Monthly Magazine of To-day.Vol.II. page 149:
    My Doris - may I call you that, dearest?"
    "Call me Sappho, call me Chloris, call me Lalage, or Doris - only call me thine," I should have answered, if it had not been a little too sentimental. - - - I am afraid I omitted to state, in the proper place, that Doris is a name which has descended through a dozen generations of our family, that it belongs to myself as well as to my niece,
  • 1989 Judy Carter: Stand-up Comedy: A Book Dell Publ.1989. ISBN 0440502438 page 35:
    I've never met an old person named Judy. Now that's true. Maybe something happens to girls with young names like Debby, Judy, and Susie. At a certain age they make you change it to Doris, Edna, or Myrtle.

Etymology 2

From the name of famous film star Doris Day; (Cockney rhyming slang).


Doris (not comparable)


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none (absolute)

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) gay



Proper noun


  1. A female given name borrowed from English usage, popular in the 1920s and the 1930s.


Proper noun


  1. A female given name borrowed from English usage, popular in the mid-twentieth century.


Proper noun


  1. A female given name borrowed from English usage, popular in the 1920s and the 1930s.


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropoda
Subclassis: Orthogastropoda
Superordo: Heterobranchia
Informal Group: Opisthobranchia
Cladus: Nudipleura
Cladus: Nudibranchia
Cladus: Euctenidiacea
Cladus: Doridacea
Superfamilia: Doridoidea
Familia: Dorididae
Genus: Doris
Species: D. nobilis - D. odonoghuei - D. sticta - D. verrucosa ...


Doris Linnaeus, 1758

Bible wiki

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From BibleWiki

First wife of Herod, whom he married about 45 B.C. The names of her parents are not mentioned, probably because they belonged to the masses, for Josephus says expressly ("Ant." xiv. 12, § 1) that Doris came from the people (δημότις) and that she was a Jewess (ἐκ τοῦ ἔθνους), this statement contradicting "B. J." i. 12, § 3, where it is said that she was not of mean origin (οὐκ ἄσημος); she was a native of Jerusalem ("B. J." i. 22, § 1). After Herod came to the throne in 37 B.C., he put Doris, by whom he had his eldest son Antipater, away, and married the princess Mariamne (ib.). But he preferred Antipater, and recalled Doris in order to humiliate Mariamne's sons ("Ant." xvi. 3, § 3; "B. J." i. 23, §§ 1, 2). Doris, as Antipater's mother, was now much honored at court ("B. J." i. 24, § 2), but she was the first to feel the king's wrath. Herod being aroused by a conspiracy, she was deprived of all her jewels, worth several talents, and was again put away (ib. i. 30, § 4); however, she still found means to warn her son against his father's anger (ib. i. 32, § 1). Her subsequent fate is unknown.

Bibliography: Grätz, Gesch. 4th ed., iii. 195; Schürer, Gesch. 3d ed., i. 407.

This entry includes text from the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906.

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