Given Name MEGAERA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Μεγαιρα (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Latinized form of Greek Μεγαιρα (Megaira) which was derived from μεγαιρω (megairo) "to grudge". This was the name of one of the Furies or Ερινυες (Erinyes) in Greek mythology. The name is used as a word in several European languages to denote a shrewish, ill-tempered woman (for example, French mégère and Italian megera).
VARIANT: Megaira


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Entry updated December 8, 2017