Eris


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E·ris

 (îr′ĭs, ĕr′-)
n. Greek Mythology
1. The goddess of discord.
2. A dwarf planet with a diameter of about 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles).
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Eris

(ˈɛrɪs)
n
(Celestial Objects) the largest dwarf planet in the solar system, located beyond the Kuiper belt. It has a diameter of 2400 km

Eris

(ˈɛrɪs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the goddess of discord, sister of Ares
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E•ris

(ˈɪər ɪs, ˈɛr ɪs)

n.
the ancient Greek goddess of strife and discord.
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Noun1.Eris - (Greek mythology) goddess of discord; sister of Ares
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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References in classic literature ?
The island of Owyhee was under the command of one of his eris, or chiefs, who resided at the village of Tocaigh, situated on a different part of the coast from the bay of Karakakooa.
They let him know that they were eris, or chiefs, of a great company about to be established on the northwest coast, and talked of the probability of opening a trade with his islands, and of sending ships there occasionally.
Knowing the effect of show and dress upon men in savage life, and wishing to make a favorable impression as the eris, or chiefs, of the great American Fur Company, some of them appeared in Highland plaids and kilts to the great admiration of the natives.
"It would be difficult," he writes, "to imagine the frantic gambols that are daily played off here; sometimes dressing in red coats, and otherwise very fantastically, and collecting a number of ignorant natives around them, telling them that they are the great eris of the Northwest, and making arrangements for sending three or four vessels yearly to them from the coast with spars,
Before embarking, the great eris of the American Fur Company took leave of their illustrious ally in due style, with many professions of lasting friendship and promises of future intercourse; while the matter-of-fact captain anathematized him in his heart for a grasping, trafficking savage; as shrewd and sordid in his dealings as a white man.
He had originally been a petty eri, or chief; but, being of an intrepid and aspiring nature, he had risen in rank, and, availing himself of the superior advantages now afforded in navigation, had brought the whole archipelago in subjection to his arms.
On a fifth day, they say, the Erinyes assisted at the birth of Horcus (Oath) whom Eris (Strife) bare to trouble the forsworn.
If all three parties are agreeable then something could happen," Eris explained.
Light passed through the samples revealed the "chemical fingerprints" of molecules and atoms, which were compared to telescopic observations of sunlight reflected from the surfaces of Eris and Pluto.
Eris appeared bigger than Pluto but both were described as dwarf planets.
STUDENT Eris was wearing a trendy beige jacket, which she matched with dark jeans.