from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The goddess of discord.
  • noun A dwarf planet with a diameter of about 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles).

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  • proper noun Greek mythology The goddess of discord, confusion, and strife, keeper of the golden Apple of Discord which she threw into the wedding of Peleus and Thetis starting the Trojan War; daughter of Nyx, sister and constant companion of Ares, mother of Lethe.
  • proper noun astronomy The largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System (initially dubbed the "tenth planet"), officially known as 136199 Eris, with one natural satellite, Dysnomia.

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  • noun (Greek mythology) goddess of discord; sister of Ares


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From Ancient Greek Ἔρις (Eris), from ἔρις (eris, "strife").



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  • Favorite goddess of adherents of discordianism.

    December 8, 2009

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    December 9, 2009