nounpl. -·sas or -·sae
- Gr. Myth. one of the three Gorgons, slain by Perseus
Origin of MedusaModL[m-]Zool. jellyfish
Origin of MedusaMiddle English Meduse from Classical Latin Medusa from Classical Greek Medousa, literally , ruler from medein, to govern from Indo-European base an unverified form med-: see medical
nounpl. me·du·sas, or me·du·sae
Origin of medusaLatin Medūsa Medusa (from the Medusa's snaky locks) ; see Medusa .
Origin of MedusaMiddle English Meduse from Latin Medūsa from Greek Medousa from feminine present participle of medein to protect, rule over ; see med- in Indo-European roots.
2nd-century ad mosaic from the Roman baths at
(plural medusas or medusae or medusÃ¦)
From Ancient Greek ÎœÎÎ´Î¿Ï…ÏƒÎ± (Medousa).