- the ancient Greek goddess of discord and the sister of Ares: identified with the Roman goddess Discordia.
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Examples from the Web for eris
Ate, the daughter of Zeus and Eris, was a divinity who delighted in evil.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
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!"Charles Baudelaire, His Life
- Greek myth the goddess of discord, sister of Ares
- the largest dwarf planet in the solar system, located beyond the Kuiper belt. It has a diameter of 2400 km
Word Origin and History for eris
goddess of discord, from Greek eris "strife, discord," of uncertain origin. Related: Eristic.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper