Eumenides

Eumenides

[yoo-men-i-deez]
noun
1.
(used with a plural verb) Classical Mythology. a euphemistic name for the Furies, meaning “the Kindly Ones.”
2.
(italics) (used with a singular verb) a tragedy (485 b.c.) by Aeschylus.
Compare Oresteia.
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Eumenides (juːˈmɛnɪˌdiːz)
 
pl n
another name for the Furies, used by the Greeks as a euphemism
 
[from Greek, literally: the benevolent ones, from eumenēs benevolent, from eu- + menos spirit]

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