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Eris

[eer-is, er-is]
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noun
  1. the ancient Greek goddess of discord and the sister of Ares: identified with the Roman goddess Discordia.
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Examples from the Web for eris

Historical Examples

  • Ate, the daughter of Zeus and Eris, was a divinity who delighted in evil.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

    E.M. Berens

  • There was about thirty-five hundred words in the story of Eris.

  • The story of Eris was Barry Annan at his easiest and most persuasive.

  • Now the manner in which Eris wreaked her vengeance was in this wise.

    Children of the Dawn

    Elsie Finnimore Buckley

  • He has not missed the over easy witticism: "Tu Marcellus eris!"


British Dictionary definitions for eris

Eris1

noun
  1. Greek myth the goddess of discord, sister of Ares

Eris2

noun
  1. the largest dwarf planet in the solar system, located beyond the Kuiper belt. It has a diameter of 2400 km
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for eris

Eris

goddess of discord, from Greek eris "strife, discord," of uncertain origin. Related: Eristic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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