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n. Greek & Roman Mythology
One of the Furies.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth one of the three Furies; the others are Megaera and Tisiphone
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(əˈlɛk toʊ)

one of the Furies.
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Noun1.Alecto - one of the three Furies
Erinyes, Eumenides, Fury - (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
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