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.