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Euphrosyne

[yoo-fros-uh-nee] /yuˈfrɒs əˌni/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
one of the Graces.
Origin of Euphrosyne
< Greek, personification of euphrosýnē mirth, merriment
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  • You generally have a fire in your fireplace, and not every woman is a Saint Euphrosyne, able to walk barefoot over glowing coals.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • “And I do not understand what it is all about,” said Euphrosyne, as she returned to her grandfather.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • The signature "Euphrosyne" was a guaranty of the unwelcome truth.

    A Fascinating Traitor Richard Henry Savage
  • “It is well that you and Monsieur were not there, Euphrosyne,” observed Afra.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • The fair Euphrosyne's secret advices justified his warmest anticipations.

    A Fascinating Traitor Richard Henry Savage
  • “They do not seem to care much about me, now we have met,” said Euphrosyne.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • Now at this protest of mine Euphrosyne saw fit to laugh—the most hearty laugh she had given since I had known her.

    Phroso Anthony Hope
  • The abbess decreed that Euphrosyne should have the sole charge of her mocking-bird.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • With a good grace did Euphrosyne go out to meet her; with a good grace did she welcome and entertain her.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • The door opened, and Euphrosyne entered, in excessive agitation.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
British Dictionary definitions for Euphrosyne

Euphrosyne

/juːˈfrɒzɪˌniː/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) one of the three Graces
Word Origin
from Greek: mirth, merriment
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Word Origin and History for Euphrosyne

name of one of the three Graces in Greek mythology, from Latin, from Greek Euphrosyne, literally "mirth, merriment," from euphron "cheerful, merry, of a good mind," from eu "well" (see eu-) + phren (genitive phrenos) "mind," of unknown origin.

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