Medea

noun

Me·​dea mə-ˈdē-ə How to pronounce Medea (audio)
: an enchantress noted in Greek mythology for helping Jason gain the Golden Fleece and for repeatedly resorting to murder to gain her ends

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Mēdeia

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Medea was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Medea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Medea. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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