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erinyes


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erinys  \E*rin"ys\,  n.;  pl  {Erinyes}.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?.]  (Class. 
  Myth.) 
  An  avenging  deity;  one  of  the  Furies;  sometimes  conscience 
  personified.  [Written  also  {Erinnys}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Erinyes 
  n  :  (classical  mythology)  the  hideous  snake-haired  monsters 
  (usually  three  in  number)  who  pursued  unpunished 
  criminals  [syn:  {Furies},  {Eumenides},  {Erinyes}] 




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