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Deianira

or De·ia·nei·ra

[ dee-yuh-nahy-ruh ]
/ ˌdi yəˈnaɪ rə /
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noun Classical Mythology.
a sister of Meleager and wife of Hercules, whom she killed unwittingly by giving him a shirt that had been dipped in the poisoned blood of Nessus.
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Deianira
/ (ˌdiːəˈnaɪərə, ˌdeɪə-) /

noun
Greek myth a sister of Meleager and wife of Hercules. She unintentionally killed Hercules by dipping his tunic in the poisonous blood of the Centaur Nessus, thinking it to be a love charm
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