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[ih-rin-is, ih-rahy-nis]
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noun, plural E·rin·y·es [ih-rin-ee-eez] /ɪˈrɪn iˌiz/. Greek Mythology.
  1. any of the Furies.
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pl n singular Erinys (ɪˈrɪnɪs, ɪˈraɪ-)
  1. myth another name for the Furies
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Word Origin and History for erinyes



(plural erinyes), one of the three avenging spirits (Alecto, Tisiphone, Megaera) in Greek religion, of unknown origin, perhaps "the angry spirit" (cf. Arcadian erinein "to be angry," Greek orinein "to raise, stir, excite," eris "strife, discord"). Related: Erinnic.

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