[ yoo-men-i-deez ]
/ yuˈmɛn ɪˌdiz /


(used with a plural verb) Classical Mythology. a euphemistic name for the Furies, meaning “the Kindly Ones.”
(italics) (used with a singular verb) a tragedy (485 b.c.) by Aeschylus.
Compare Oresteia. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for eumenides

/ (juːˈmɛnɪˌdiːz) /

pl n

another name for the Furies, used by the Greeks as a euphemism

Word Origin for Eumenides

from Greek, literally: the benevolent ones, from eumenēs benevolent, from eu- + menos spirit
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