[ moi-ruh ]
/ ˈmɔɪ rə /

noun, plural Moi·rai [moi-rahy] /ˈmɔɪ raɪ/ for 1, 2.

Classical Mythology.
  1. the personification of fate.
  2. Moirai, the Fates.
(often lowercase) (among ancient Greeks) a person's fate or destiny.
a female given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for moirai

  • Even then these “Moirai” differ considerably from those of ancient Greek mythology.

  • Then the soul of the brave Herakles was stirred within him, and he sware that the Moirai should not win the victory.

  • But the mighty Moirai, whose word even Zeus himself may not turn aside, had fixed the doom of Meleagros.

British Dictionary definitions for moirai

/ (ˈmɔɪriː) /

pl n singular Moira (ˈmɔɪrə)

the Moirai the Greek goddesses of fateRoman counterparts: the Parcae See Fates
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