Definition of Empusa

1. a goblin in Greek mythology [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Empusa

empty vessels make the most sound
empty words
emptying
emptyings
emptyish
emptyses
emptysis
empugn
empugned
empugning
empugns
empurple
empurpled
empurples
empurpling
empusa (current term)
empusas
empuse
empuses
empuzzle
empuzzled
empyaemic
empyaemic scoliosis
empyectomy
empyema
empyema benignum
empyema necessitatis
empyema of gallbladder
empyema of the pericardium
empyema tube

Literary usage of Empusa

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1. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1906)
"I. THE MORPHOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT OF empusa.' EDGAR W. OLIVE. ... This three-celled character of the hyphae of empusa muscae was disproved, however, ..."

2. Introduction to Entomology by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine (1860)
"... head elevated in the middle, forms another link between the species with lobed and those with simple tibiae. empusa GONGYLODES. J'l.ATE X. Fig. I. Latr. ..."

3. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1908)
"4; Roscher Lexikon, sv " empusa"). Even Pan seems to have been represented at least once with snake-legs (Roscher Ephialtes, pp. 122 f . ..."

4. The Life of the Grasshopper by Jean-Henri Fabre (1917)
"... the denizens of the old coal-forests, stand the Mantidae, including the Praying Mantis, so curious in habits and structure. Here also is the empusa (E. ..."

5. The Life of the Grasshopper by Jean-Henri Fabre (1917)
"The empusa refuses them. They are too big for her and can offer too strenuous a resistance: She wards off their approach with blows of her mitre. ..."

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