Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek mythology, Jealousy, M names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Megaera

Megaera is the name of one of the Furies in Greek mythology, along with Tisiphone and Alecto, whose job it was to avenge crimes against the natural order such as murder, unfilial conduct, crimes against the gods and especially a crime against a parent by a child. Megaera is the cause behind jealousy and envy. Her name means “the jealous one” which comes from Ancient Greek megaírō (to grudge, envy). Megaera has also become a word in several European languages denoting a woman who is shrewish and ill-tempered (mégère in French; megera in Italian and Portuguese; мегера megéra in Russian.

Nicknames: Meg, Mega,

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Megaira (Ancient Greek)

 

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