from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Parry, Milman 1902-1935. American classicist and folklorist who revealed the oral-formulaic character of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey by analyzing the formulaic nature of the poems and studying the performance and structure of the heroic songs of South Slavic bards.
- Parry, Sir William Edward 1790-1855. British navigator who commanded three expeditions in search of the Northwest Passage (1819-1820, 1821-1823, and 1824-1825).
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- proper n. A surname.
Anglicised from Welsh ap Harri, "son of Henry". (Wiktionary)