Furies
Furies \Fu"ries\, n. pl. See {Fury}, 3. [1913 Webster]

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  • Furies — [fyoor′ēz] pl.n. 〚ME < L Furiae, pl. of furia, FURY〛 Gr. & Rom. Myth.Gr. Myth. Rom. Myth. the three terrible female spirits with snaky hair (Alecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera) who punish the doers of unavenged crimes * * * Group of Greco Roman… …   Universalium

  • Furies — Furies, ein Seidenzeug; bedruckter Atlas …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • furies — que les Payens pensoyent tenir le guet sur ceux qui mal faisoyent, et les punir apres leur mort, Furiae furiarum, Eumenides …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Furies — [fyoor′ēz] pl.n. [ME < L Furiae, pl. of furia, FURY] Gr. & Rom. Myth.Gr. Myth. Rom. Myth. the three terrible female spirits with snaky hair (Alecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera) who punish the doers of unavenged crimes …   English World dictionary

  • Furies — Fury Fu ry, n.; pl. {Furies}. [L. furia, fr. furere to rage: cf. F. furie. Cf. {Furor}.] 1. Violent or extreme excitement; overmastering agitation or enthusiasm. [1913 Webster] Her wit began to be with a divine fury inspired. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Furies — Érinyes  Pour la pièce d Eschyle, voir Les Euménides. Oreste tourmenté par une Éri …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Furies — Synonyms and related words: Alecto, Fury, Megaera, Nemesis, Tisiphone, avenger, burning rage, furious rage, furor, fury, passion, rage, revanchist, tearing passion, the Erinyes, the Eumenides, the Furies, towering rage, vehemence, vindicator,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • FURIES —    See ERINNYES …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • furies — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. avengers, Erinyes, Eumenides, Dirae. See demon …   English dictionary for students

  • Furies — Fu|ries, The in Greek ↑mythology, three frightening goddesses who had snakes instead of hair and who punished people for doing bad things, especially people who murdered members of their own family …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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