[pahy-er-i-deez] /paɪˈɛr ɪˌdiz/

plural noun, Classical Mythology.
the Muses.
nine Thessalian maidens who challenged the Muses to a singing contest, lost, and were changed into magpies for insulting the victors.
plural noun (Greek myth)
the Muses See Muse
nine maidens of Thessaly, who were defeated in a singing contest by the Muses and turned into magpies for their effrontery


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