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[uh-yawr-uh, uh-yohr-uh] /əˈyɔr ə, əˈyoʊr ə/
noun, (sometimes used with a plural verb)
a festival of ancient Attica at which dolls were swung from trees to commemorate Erigone's suicide by hanging.
Origin of Aiora
< Greek Aiṓra literally, swing (noun), akin to aeírein to lift, aeíresthai to hang, be suspended Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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