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Gorgon

Pronunciation: /ˈgɔːrgən; ˈgɔːgən/
gorgon

Translation of Gorgon in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Mythol] gorgona (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • He goes on a quest to kill the gorgon Medusa and is helped by Hermes and Aphrodite.
    • Soon the holy image of the gorgon Medusa as an ancient symbol of female power and wisdom became totally unacceptable.
    • The gorgons were three sisters, only one of whom, Medusa, was mortal.
    1.2 (fierce woman) arpía (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • In fact, she was a wonderful contrast to some of the archive gorgons we had encountered over the years in military and political archives.
    • I drink expensive drinks, eat at chi-chi over-priced LES restaurants, shop like a gorgon from hell on a day-pass, and hell, I SMOKE.
    • Politically loathsome as the character may be, the actress found herself inventing dialogue to humanise the gorgon.

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