Class. Myth. the three terrible female spirits with snaky hair (Alecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera) who punish the doers of unavenged crimes
Origin of FuriesMiddle English ; from Classical Latin Furiae, plural of furia, fury
- plural form of fury
From Ancient Greek Ἐρῑνύες (Erīnues, literally “Avengers”), Erinyes.