from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Greek Mythology The Furies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A euphemistic name for the Furies of Erinyes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In classical mythology, the Erinyes or Furies: a euphemistic name. See Erinys and fury.
- Same as Eumenidæ.
- A group of lepidopterous insects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
Greek eumenides (theai), gracious (goddesses), euphemism for the Furies, from eumenē, good-spirited : eu-, eu- + menos, spirit, disposition.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)