III. nickname of several Athenian courtesans, from their complexion, Ar.Ec.1101, Macho ap.Ath.13.583b:—so φρῦνις , ὁ, name of a Com. Poet, Ar.Nu.971. (Cf. Skt. babhrús 'brown', OHG. brūn 'brown', etc.)
Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. A Greek-English Lexicon. revised and augmented throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones. with the assistance of. Roderick McKenzie. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1940.
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