Why was "tantrum" trending last week?


[kuh-mee-nee] /kəˈmi ni/
plural noun, singular Camena
[kuh-mee-nuh] /kəˈmi nə/ (Show IPA).
Roman Religion
four wise and prophetic deities or fountain nymphs: Carmenta, Egeria, Antevorta, and Postvorta; later identified with the Greek Muses. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Camenae


plural noun
(Roman myth) a group of nymphs originally associated with a sacred spring in Rome, later identified with the Greek Muses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for Camenae

in Roman religion, goddesses who were perhaps originally water deities, having a sacred grove and spring located outside the Porta Capena at Rome. Believed able to cure diseases and prophesy the future, the Camenae were offered libations of water and milk. In the 2nd century BC the poet Quintus Ennius identified them with the Muses

Learn more about Camenae with a free trial on
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Camenae

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Camenae

Scrabble Words With Friends