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Eumenides

[yoo-men-i-deez] /yuˈmɛn ɪˌdiz/
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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  • And the Eumenides there lying express pictorially this disparity.

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • A similar opinion is enunciated by schylus in the 'Eumenides' (647, 648).

    The Articles of Faith James E. Talmage
  • Only, she was quite too flattering, really, about Orestes pursued by the Eumenides.'

  • Eumenides: The prophet (Apollo) bade thee then become a matricide?

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • Eumenides: When judgment will be given thou wilt not speak thus.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • Eumenides: Did she, thou bloody one, not bear thee neath her heart?

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • The Eumenides accordingly do not recognize the right of the father and husband.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • The adventures of Delia, Eumenides, and Jack are all that really concern us.

    The Grateful Dead Gordon Hall Gerould
  • His judges were not to blame that the Eumenides thirsted for blood.

  • In certain tragedies, these singers personated the Eumenides or Furies.

    The Student's Mythology

    Catherine Ann White
British Dictionary definitions for Eumenides

Eumenides

/juːˈmɛnɪˌdiːz/
plural noun
1.
another name for the Furies, used by the Greeks as a euphemism
Word Origin
from Greek, literally: the benevolent ones, from eumenēs benevolent, from eu- + menos spirit
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Word Origin and History for Eumenides

Greek, literally "the well-minded ones," a euphemism of the Erinys.

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