Definition of Eumenides in English:

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Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈmenəˌdēz/
Greek Mythology
A name given to the Furies. The Eumenides probably originated as well-disposed deities of fertility, whose name was given to the Furies either by confusion or euphemistically.


Via Latin from Greek, from eumenēs 'well disposed', from eu 'well' + menos 'spirit'.

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Syllabification: Eu·men·i·des

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