Translation of harpy in Spanish:


arpía, n.

Pronunciation /ˈhɑrpi//ˈhɑːpi/

nounPlural harpies

  • 1

    arpía feminine
    • Banished to the seventh circle of hell and turned into burning trees, Dante's suicides are fed upon by harpies for all eternity.
    • In the old Greek stories harpies were agents of divine retribution unleashed on those who victimized others by violence.
    • The harpy woman shook her wings and let out a blood curdling cry from the depths of her throat, raising goose bumps on my arms.
    • Hybrid creatures, such as sphinxes, harpies, sirens, griffons and centaurs, carved on Roman sarcophagi, candelabras, altars and temple friezes, were a direct source of artistic inspiration.
    • The harpy, whose name was derived from the Greek word arpazo, ‘to seize’, was a monstrous female demon of insatiable hunger, known as temptress, seductress and tormenter of victims.
  • 2

    (shrewish woman)
    arpía feminine
    • I feel like a heartless harpy for having these feelings, but ultimately, I feel stifled by him, nay even negated.
    • From what we see, Clare has an intuitive sympathy with children, while Mrs Trevel, far from being a bearer of hidden wisdom, is actually a vengeful harpy.
    • He is not alone in his depravity, however; his mistress is an opportunistic parvenu, and his wife is a merciless harpy.
    • I don't know about anyone else, but I find it a little hard to identify with a shrieking harpy.
    • Surely this wasn't the cold-hearted harpy that had spurned my affections.