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[eer-is, er-is]
  1. the ancient Greek goddess of discord and the sister of Ares: identified with the Roman goddess Discordia.
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Historical Examples of eris

  • Ate, the daughter of Zeus and Eris, was a divinity who delighted in evil.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

    E.M. Berens

  • There was about thirty-five hundred words in the story of Eris.

  • The story of Eris was Barry Annan at his easiest and most persuasive.

  • Now the manner in which Eris wreaked her vengeance was in this wise.

    Children of the Dawn

    Elsie Finnimore Buckley

  • He has not missed the over easy witticism: "Tu Marcellus eris!"

British Dictionary definitions for eris


  1. Greek myth the goddess of discord, sister of Ares
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  1. the largest dwarf planet in the solar system, located beyond the Kuiper belt. It has a diameter of 2400 km
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Word Origin and History for eris


goddess of discord, from Greek eris "strife, discord," of uncertain origin. Related: Eristic.

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