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proper nounGreek Mythology
A name given to the Furies. The Eumenides probably originated as well-disposed deities of fertility, whose name was given to the Furies either by confusion or euphemistically.
Via Latin from Greek, from eumenēs well disposed from eu well + menos spirit.
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