Erinys

[ ih-rin-is, ih-rahy-nis ]
/ ɪˈrɪn ɪs, ɪˈraɪ nɪs /

noun, plural E·rin·y·es [ih-rin-ee-eez] /ɪˈrɪn iˌiz/. Greek Mythology.

any of the Furies.

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Erinyes

/ (ɪˈrɪnɪˌiːz) /

pl n singular Erinys (ɪˈrɪnɪs, ɪˈraɪ-)

myth another name for the Furies
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Erinys

n.

(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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