medeas

Medea

[mi-dee-uh]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. a sorceress, daughter of Aeëtes and wife of Jason, whom she assisted in obtaining the Golden Fleece: when Jason deserted her, she killed their children.
2.
(italics) a tragedy (431 b.c.) by Euripides.
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Medea (mɪˈdɪə)
 
n
Greek myth a princess of Colchis, who assisted Jason in obtaining the Golden Fleece from her father

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Medea
famous sorceress, daughter of the king of Colchis, from Gk. Medeia, lit. "cunning," related to medos "counsel, plan, device, cunning," median "to protect, rule over," from PIE *med- "to measure, limit, consider," from base *med- "to measure" (see meditation).
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Medea [(mi-dee-uh)]

In classical mythology, a sorceress who fell in love with Jason and helped him obtain the Golden Fleece. When Jason abandoned her to marry another woman, she took revenge by brutally murdering his young bride as well as the children she had borne him.

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MEDEA
Measurements of Earth Data for Environmental Analysis
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