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Erinys

[ih-rin-is, ih-rahy-nis] /ɪˈrɪn ɪs, ɪˈraɪ nɪs/
noun, plural Erinyes
[ih-rin-ee-eez] /ɪˈrɪn iˌiz/ (Show IPA).
Greek Mythology
1.
any of the Furies.
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Erinyes

/ɪˈrɪnɪˌiːz/
plural noun (sing) Erinys (ɪˈrɪnɪs; ɪˈraɪ-)
1.
(myth) another name for the Furies
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Erinys

n.

(plural erinyes), one of the three avenging spirits (Alecto, Tisiphone, Megaera) in Greek religion, of unknown origin, perhaps "the angry spirit" (cf. Arcadian erinein "to be angry," Greek orinein "to raise, stir, excite," eris "strife, discord"). Related: Erinnic.

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