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Eumenides

[ yoo-men-i-deez ]
/ yuˈmɛn ɪˌdiz /
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noun

(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.

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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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