harpy

  1. a malicious fierce-tempered woman
  2. (Greek mythology) vicious winged monster; often depicted as a bird with the head of a woman
  3. any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes
  4. large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America

Harpy

A spirit of the wind, sometimes evil, part bird, part woman.

harpy

[n] - (Greek mythology) vicious winged monster 2. [n] - any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes 3. [n] - large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America
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Harpy

In early Greek mythology, a wind spirit; in later legend, such as the story of the Argonauts, a female monster...
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Harpy

Har'py (här'pȳ) noun ; plural Harpies (-pĭz). [ French harpie , Latin harpyia , Greek 'a`rpyia , from the root of 'arpa`zein to snatch, to seize. Confer Rapacious .] 1. (Gr. Myth.) A fabulous winged monster, raven...
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harpy

1. A fabulous winged monster, ravenous and filthy, having the face of a woman and the body of a vulture, with long claws, and the face pale with hunger. Some writers mention two, others three. 'Both table and provisions vanished guite. With sound of harpies' wings and talons heard.' (Milton) ... 2. One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner. ...
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harpy

tube-nosed bat noun any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes
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harpy

Harpia harpyja noun large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America
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Harpy

• (n.) One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner. • (n.) A large and powerful, double-crested, short-winged American eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). It ranges from Texas to Brazil. • (n.) The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus). • (n.) A fabulous winged monster, ravenous and filthy, having the face of ...
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Harpy

in Greco-Roman classical mythology, a fabulous creature, probably a wind spirit. The presence of harpies as tomb figures, however, makes it possible ...
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harpy

harpy 1. In Greek mythology, one of several loathsome, voracious monsters with the head and trunk of a woman and the tail, wings, and talons of a bird. 2. A greedy, predatory person. 3. A shrewish woman. 4. A malicious, scolding, nagging, fierce-tempered woman; a shrew (a woman of violent temper and speech). 5. Any of various fruit bats of the ...
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Harpy

[disambiguation] A harpy is a death-spirit in Greek mythology. Harpy may also refer to: ...
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Harpy

Harpy, in Greek mythology, winged women with sharp claws who snatched food, objects, or people.
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harpy

harpy or harpy eagle:see eagle.
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Harpy

In early Greek mythology, a wind spirit; in later legend, such as the story of the Argonauts, a female monster with a horrific face, pale with hunger, and the body of a vulture. Often associated with the underworld, harpies were believed to abduct those people who disappeared without trace, and were perceived as an instrument of torment used by...
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Harpy

[Dungeons & Dragons] In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the harpy is a monstrous humanoid creature with the lower body, legs, and wings of a bird. ==Publication history== The harpy was one of the earliest creatures introduced in the D&D game. ===Dungeons & Dragons (1974-1976)=== The harpy was introduced to the game in its ...
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Harpy

In Greek mythology and Roman mythology, a harpy (plural harpies, ἅρπυια, harpyia, pron; harpeia) was a female monster in the form of a bird with a human face. They steal food from their victims while they are eating and carry evildoers (especially those who have killed their family) to the Erinyes. They seem originally to have been wind spi...
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