- Gr. Myth. one of the three Gorgons, slain by Perseus
Origin of MedusaModLZool. 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 Med&umacron;sa, Medusa (from the Medusa's snaky locks); see Medusa.
Origin of MedusaMiddle English Meduse, from Latin Med&umacron;sa, 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).