Gr. Myth. Furies
Origin of EumenidesClassical Latin ; from Gr, literally , the gracious ones ; from eumen?s, well-disposed, gracious ; from eu- (see eu-) + menos, the mind, temper: a propitiatory euphemism
plural nounGreek Mythology
A group of usually three goddesses, often described as benevolent fertility deities but identified in some traditions with the Furies.
Origin of EumenidesGreek eumenides (theai), gracious (goddesses), euphemism for the Furies, from eumen&emacron;, good-spirited : eu-, eu- + menos, spirit, disposition; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.