noun Classical Mythology.
- queen of Eleusis, who took Demeter in to nurse her child.
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Examples from the Web for metanira
But Queen Metanira, as was very natural, had a great curiosity to know precisely what the nurse did to her child.
Detected one night by Metanira, she was compelled to reveal herself as Demeter, the goddess.