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(ɪˈrɪn ɪs)

n., pl. E•rin•y•es (ɪˈrɪn iˌiz)
any of the Furies.
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Neleus seized his goods and held them for a whole year, during which he was a close prisoner in the house of king Phylacus, and in much distress of mind both on account of the daughter of Neleus and because he was haunted by a great sorrow that dread Erinys had laid upon him.
His mother, grieving for the death of her brother, prayed the gods, and beat the earth with her hands, calling upon Hades and on awful Proserpine; she went down upon her knees and her bosom was wet with tears as she prayed that they would kill her son--and Erinys that walks in darkness and knows no ruth heard her from Erebus.
He directed the German premiere of Un Re in Ascolta by Luciano Berio in Dusseldorf, and the world premiere of Erinys by Volker David Kirchner in Wuppertal.
The pair had tried to poison Mr Litvinenko almost a month earlier at a London office of multinational security company Erinys.
Une amphore depeint Oreste a Delphes poursuivi par deux Furies, Megere et Allecto (LIMC, Erinys no.
The establishment of justice/the Law by the absence/presence of the Father has been discussed; the Erinys is best understood here as a sign of the familial nature of the murder/sacrifice and the crushing burden of guilt which accompanies it.
Similarly, Lieutenant-General Sir Cedric Delves and Major-General John Holmes, two retired former British DSOs (Director Special Operations), are correspondingly directors for Olive Group and Erinys.
A third London-based firm, Erinys, landed a PS90million contract to secure the country's oil fields, training 20,000 Iraqi guards to protect pipelines from sabotage.
In Iraq, the notion of 'private warriors' also explores a very different kind of contractor, where the private world of security teams work for firms such as Blackwater, Aegis and Erinys.
Erinys, a British private security firm, was given a $40m contract to guard the pipelines, and that led to a temporary improvement, buoying spirits in the CPA, but Bearpark said insurgents soon skirted around the new defences.
Known as Swanny, Robert was a respected paratrooper before he went to work for Erinys, a global security company which looks after American VIPs for the US government.