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Euterpe

[yoo-tur-pee] /yuˈtɜr pi/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
the Muse of music and lyric poetry.
Related forms
Euterpean, adjective
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Euterpe

/juːˈtɜːpɪ/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) the Muse of lyric poetry and music
Derived Forms
Euterpean, adjective
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Word Origin and History for Euterpe

muse of music, from Greek Euterpe, literally "pleasing," from eu "well" (see eu-) + terpein "to delight, please" (see Terpsichore).

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Encyclopedia Article for Euterpe

in Greek religion, one of the nine Muses, patron of tragedy or flute playing. In some accounts she was the mother of Rhesus, the king of Thrace, killed in the Trojan War, whose father was sometimes identified as Strymon, the river god of Thrace.

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