Medea

noun
Me·​dea | \ mə-ˈdē-ə How to pronounce Medea (audio) \

Definition of Medea

: an enchantress noted in Greek mythology for helping Jason gain the Golden Fleece and for repeatedly resorting to murder to gain her ends

First Known Use of Medea

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Medea

Latin, from Greek Mēdeia

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“Medea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Medea. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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