noun, plural E·rin·y·es [ih-rin-ee-eez] /ɪˈrɪn iˌiz/. Greek Mythology.
Examples from the Web for erinyes
The blacke infernall Furies, the Erinyes, or goddesses of vengeance, who dwelt in Erebus.Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I|Edmund Spenser
But Orestes was not yet relieved from the vengeance of the Erinyes.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
The poet when he wrote like this saw the Erinyes with his own eyes, and he almost compels his readers to see them too.On the Sublime|Longinus
Her action is too capricious, as though the Erinyes selected for punishment only certain men and certain sins.Howards End|E. M. Forster
Thus they were supposed to have borne away the daughters of King Pandareos to act as servants to the Erinyes.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome|E.M. Berens
pl n singular Erinys (ɪˈrɪnɪs, ɪˈraɪ-)
(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.