from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of the female personifications of vengeance, particularly wrong or immoral deeds on behalf of the victims.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An avenging deity; one of the Furies; sometimes, conscience personified.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek myth, one of the Furies: usually in the plural, Erinyes. See fury and Eumenides.
- n. [NL.] In zoology: A genus of butterflies, of the family Hesperidæ, or skippers. As at present restricted, it has but one species, E. comma. It is usually spelled Erynnis.
- n. A genus of trilobites, of the family Proëtidæ.
The name Erinys did not originally mean Fury, and it cannot be explained from Greek sources alone.
On of the ironies is that a company called Erinys has a contract or at least, did at the time the report was put together to protect the Army Corps of Engineers.
Erinys, which is understood to be bidding for new military contracts, was paid
So when one of the armored SUVs in the Erinys convoy got stuck traversing a low concrete barrier, the shooters jumped out of the trucks to form a hasty roadblock, their rifles at the ready.
The management of Erinys liked to stress accountability: to their contract, to coalition forces, and to their internal corporate codes of conduct.
Andy Melville, the country manager for Erinys, told a PBS Frontline documentary crew: We have a contract with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, which is through the American Department of Defense.
I accompanied an Erinys team on a trip to Camp Taji, a sprawling U.S. military installation north of Baghdad that had once been a base for a Republican Guard tank division.
Blackwater, maybe Erinys, could take it in an afternoon.
Since the launch of the "global war on terror," the administration has systematically funneled billions of dollars in public money to corporations like Blackwater USA, DynCorp, Triple Canopy, Erinys and ArmorGroup.
The Russians had asked for more information about radiation traces at the offices of these companies, and Mr. Lugovoi had said that at one of these companies, Erinys, he had been offered large sums of money to provide compromising information about Russian officials.
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