Harpy 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam as a word with a root in Greek mythology for advanced learners of English particularly SAT & GRE candidates with synonyms and images and text-to-speech functionality
in Greek mythology, a creature with the head of a woman and the body of a bird with wings and claws, predatory person, predator
an offensive word for an unpleasant woman who shouts or complains a lot, termagant, shrew, fishwife, vixen, a bad-tempered and nagging woman
Harpies were generally depicted as birds with the heads of maidens, faces pale with hunger and long claws on their hands. Roman and Byzantine writers detailed their ugliness like gorgons. Pottery art depicting the harpies featured beautiful women with wings. Ovid described them as human-vultures.
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