Meaning of Eumenides

Eu•men•i•des

Pronunciation: (y-men'i-dēz"), [key]
— n.
  1. a euphemistic name for the Furies, meaning “the Kindly Ones.”
  2. (italics) a tragedy (485 b.c.) by Aeschylus. Cf. Oresteia.
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