Aiora

[ 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.

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Origin of Aiora

<Greek Aiṓra literally, swing (noun), akin to aeírein to lift, aeíresthai to hang, be suspended

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