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Definition of the noun alecto

What does alecto mean as a name of something?


  1. one of the three Furies
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: Erinyes / Eumenides / Fury = the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals


  1. Alecto is a fictional character from the 1951 film Atoll K.
  2. Alecto is a fictional character from the 2004 film King Arthur.


  1. Alecto is one of the Erinyes, or Furies, in Greek mythology. According to Hesiod, she was the daughter of Gaea fertilized by the blood spilled from Uranus when Cronus castrated him. She is the sister of Tisiphone and Megaera. Alecto is the Erinys with the job of castigating the moral crimes, especially if they are against other people. Her function is similar to Nemesis, with the difference that Nemesis's function is to castigate crimes against the gods. Alecto appeared in Virgil's Aeneid, in Dante's Inferno, in the musical piece Music for a While by Purcell, in Miklós Zrínyi's Siege of Sziget, in the works of Dostoyevsky, and in Handel's Rinaldo HWV 7 in the Aria "Sibillar gli angui d'Aletto".
    • also known as 阿莱克托
  2. The Alecto was an experimental self propelled gun developed by the British during the Second World War but terminated with the end of the war in Europe.
    • also known as 阿萊克托自行火炮
  3. Alecto motorcycles were manufactured between 1919 and 1925 in London by Whitmee Engineering. A chain-driven 345cc model was built between 1923 and 1924.

Phrases with Alecto

Phrases starting with the word Alecto:

  1. Alecto Curta
  2. Alecto Dentata
  3. Alecto Petasus
  4. Alecto Signata
  5. Alecto Compacta
  6. Alecto Coronata
  7. Alecto Dorsalis

Phrases ending with the word Alecto:

  1. Genus Alecto
  2. Larra Alecto
  3. Erebia Alecto
  4. Tipula Alecto
  5. Ugyops alecto
  6. Yvesia Alecto
  7. Coluber Alecto
  8. Euploea Alecto
  9. Jamides Alecto
  10. Larrada Alecto
  11. Melecta alecto
  12. Myiagra alecto
  13. Octopus alecto

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alecto

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Google previewGenealogy of the Pagan Gods: Books I-V (2011)

by Giovanni Boccaccio, Jon Solomon

Alecto is the Wrst of the Furies, daughter of Acheron and Night.

Google previewUnderstanding Company News (2010)

How to interpret stock market announcements by Rodney Hobson

Alecto is a curious case of how companies these days err on the side of making announcements even when nothing much is happening. (The share price, which had barely risen above 3p since the company joined AIM in 2006, sunk to a ...

Google previewThe Birds of Northern Melanesia (2001)

Speciation, Ecology & Biogeography by Ernst Mayr, Jared M. Diamond

alecto is a recent invader from New Guinea, now occurring sympatrically with M. hebetior on Bismarck islands where the two subspecies segregate ecologically by habitat. Halcyon o Ptilopo on onHoyon olors | ro olors olokingfishers Plate ...

Google previewThe Pirate Story Megapack (2014)

25 Classic and Modern Tales by Robert E. Howard, R.M. Ballantyne

The Alecto is a noble frigate and a very comfortable ship, whilst Fanshawe is one of the ...

Google previewThe Stock Farm (1885)

by Andrew G. Leonard, John C. Cooke

Clay, Alecto is a dark bay, no white, full 16 hands high, exceptionally ...

Google previewThe Eponym Dictionary of Birds (2014)

by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson

Shining FlycatcherMyiagra alecto Temminck, 1827 PalmCockatoo ssp. Probosciger aterrimusalecto Temminck, 1835NCR [JS Probosciger aterrimus goliath] Alecto wasa character from Greek mythology,oneof the three Furies. Accordingto ...

Google previewThe Micrographic Dictionary (1883)

A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of the Structure and Nature of Microscopic Objects by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey

ALECTO. ALG,E. wards the base and forming more than one row. Body attached to a Sertularia by a tolerably stout stem. A second species was rather smaller, body- ovate, with a very slender and shortish stem ; tentacles capitate, not so ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Deities (2013)

by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner

Alecto Alektro, Allecto (Greek) Alecto isone ofthe Erinyes, the goddesses of retributive justice, and personifies of enduring hate. See also Erinyes. Alegeus (Greek) seeAndromeda.

Google previewDictionary of Classical Mythology (2014)

by Jennifer R. March

Alecto. or. Allecto. One of the FURIES. Aletes. Son ofAEGISTHUS and CLYTEMNESTRA, and thushalfbrother toORESTES, ELECTRA (3), IPHIGENEIAand CHRYSOTHEMIS. Hyginus (Fabula 122) recountsa story, sounding likealost tragedy, ...

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