or Met·a·nei·ra


noun Classical Mythology.

queen of Eleusis, who took Demeter in to nurse her child. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for metanira

Historical Examples of metanira

  • 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.