- Classical Mythology. a sorceress, daughter of Aeëtes and wife of Jason, whom she assisted in obtaining the Golden Fleece: when Jason deserted her, she killed their children.
- (italics) a tragedy (431 b.c.) by Euripides.
Examples from the Web for medea
So who is Medea Benjamin—and why should we listen to her, as Obama said?
Benjamin, however, had read another version, one in which Medea was simply misunderstood.
First of all, Medea was not the name she was given at birth, but one that she took “early in life,” as she says.
Medea Benjamin has spent a lifetime confronting powerful people, so she was a bit baffled when Obama called her a ‘young lady.’
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August 28, 2012
In reply to this question, the wicked Medea put in her word.
Observing this, Medea looked round at the nephews, and smiled again.
The cunning Medea observed what was passing in the young man's mind.
Gazing at Medea, he beheld a wonderful intelligence in her face.
"Let them sleep in the bed of honor," said the Princess Medea, with a sly smile at Jason.
- Greek myth a princess of Colchis, who assisted Jason in obtaining the Golden Fleece from her father
Word Origin and History for medea
famous sorceress, daughter of the king of Colchis, from Latin Medea, from Greek Medeia, literally "cunning," related to medos "counsel, plan, device, cunning," medein "to protect, rule over," from PIE root *med- "to measure, limit, consider" (see meditation).