Definition of Moirai

1. Noun. Any of the three Greek goddesses of fate or destiny; identified with the Roman Parcae and similar to the Norse Norns.

Exact synonyms: Moirae
Generic synonyms: Greek Deity
Member holonyms: Clotho, Klotho, Lachesis, Atropos



Definition of Moirai

1. Noun. In Greek mythology, the 3 Fates, personifications of destiny. ¹

2. Noun. one's own destiny, fate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Moirai

1. moira [n] - See also: moira

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moirai

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moiety
moil
moile
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moilee
moiler
moilers
moiles
moiling
moilingly
moils
moineau
moineaus
moira
moirai
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moissanite
moist gangrene
moist moment

Literary usage of Moirai

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1. Masterpieces of Greek Sculpture: A Series of Essays on the History of Art by Adolf Furtwängler (1895)
"It represents the Horai and Moirai as sisters, alike the children of Zeus by Themis ; but while the names Klotho, Lachesis, ..."

2. An introduction to the science of comparative mythology and folklore by George William Cox (1881)
"... Megaira, and Tisiphone (names which denote endless hatred, jealousy, and revenge), as the three Moirai, called Klotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, weave, ..."

3. Greek Melic Poets by Herbert Weir Smyth (1900)
"The Moirai plan and issue decrees which are carried into effect by the кт)ре$ ... 217 makes the Moirai children of Nyx ; so Orphic Hymn 59. ..."

4. Eileithyia by Paul Victor Christopher Baur (1902)
"The sculptor of the east pediment of the Parthenon, which represented the birth of Athena from the head of Zeus, let Moirai take the place of ..."

5. The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Topography and Architecture by Nancy Bookidis, Ronald S. Stroud (1997)
"We have argued that the plural verb SLOUCH rules out the possibility that Pausanias saw only one temple in which the Moirai, Demeter, and Kore were ..."

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