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[muh-jeer-uh] /məˈdʒɪər ə/
noun, Classical Mythology.
one of the Furies. Unabridged
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  • What is nobler than a mother's love, but when she fights for her child she becomes a raving Megaera.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Their names (see l. 24) were Megaera, Alecto, and Tisiphone.

  • Up till that time she passed simply as Megaera, as an “arch witch,” as Goethe calls her.

    Sleep Walking and Moon Walking Isidor Isaak Sadger
  • In future I shall call all she-asses that, but the old Megaera named this one Jason.

    Complete Short Works Georg Ebers
  • Let Alecto, Megaera and Tisiphone shriek and wail ever so loudly, they shall not break it.

    The Serf Guy Thorne
  • And Megaera women perambulate the streets, with flags, with lamentable alleleu.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for Megaera


(Greek myth) one of the three Furies; the others are Alecto and Tisiphone
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