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or Met·a·nei·ra

noun Classical Mythology.
  1. queen of Eleusis, who took Demeter in to nurse her child.
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  • But Queen Metanira, as was very natural, had a great curiosity to know precisely what the nurse did to her child.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Detected one night by Metanira, she was compelled to reveal herself as Demeter, the goddess.