harpy vs hellcat what difference

what is difference between harpy and hellcat

English

Etymology

Ultimately from Middle French harpie, from Latin harpyia, from Ancient Greek Ἅρπυια (Hárpuia, literally snatcher), from ἁρπάζω (harpázō, I snatch, seize). Compare rapacious. Middle English had arpie.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɑɹpi/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɑːpi/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)pi
  • Hyphenation: har‧py

Noun

harpy (plural harpies)

  1. A mythological creature generally depicted as a bird-of-prey with the head of maiden, a face pale with hunger and long claws on her hands personifying the destructive power of storm winds.
  2. A shrewish woman.
  3. One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner.
    • c. 1772, Oliver Goldsmith, letter to Mrs. Bunbury
      The harpies about me all pocket the pool.
  4. The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus).
  5. A large and powerful double-crested, short-winged American eagle (Harpia harpyja).

Synonyms

  • (shrewish woman): See Thesaurus:shrew

Derived terms

  • harpy bat
  • harpy fly
  • harpy eagle

Translations

See also

  • harridan

Turkmen

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɑrpɯ/

Noun

harpy

  1. definite accusative of harp


English

Etymology

hell +‎ cat

Noun

hellcat (plural hellcats)

  1. A witch.
  2. A spiteful and violent person, especially a woman.

Synonyms

  • (witch): See Thesaurus:magician
  • (spiteful woman): See Thesaurus:shrew

Translations

References

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)

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