- Also Elektra. Classical Mythology. the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who incited her brother Orestes to kill Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus.
- Astronomy. one of the six visible stars in the Pleiades.
Examples from the Web for electra
Stay: The Electra Hotel is located only few blocks from the beach in Stavros, in the heart of the town.Nine Amazing Places To Skinny Dip Around The World
September 21, 2013
Here he got a bed, and here he ascertained that the Electra had not yet arrived.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
Electra flew upstairs to bring down a bottle of Florida water.
He was shown into the parlor, where she sat at work with Electra.
Electra dropped a little behind, and was attended by Victor Hartman.
"Yes, it was very nice of him to remember her," said Electra, musingly.
- Greek myth the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. She persuaded her brother Orestes to avenge their father by killing his murderess Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus
Word Origin and History for electra
daughter of Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra, responsible for the murder of her mother, from Greek Elektra, literally "shining, bright," related to elektor "the beaming sun" and perhaps to elektron "amber." Especially in psychological Electra complex (1913) in reference to a daughter who feels attraction toward her father and hostility to her mother.