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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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  • Mr. R. Frankling, 70; on the reverse side figure of Euterpe.

    South London Sir Walter Besant
  • Euterpe repeated the knocking, and this time with better success.

  • With these words he left the room, and Euterpe followed him.

  • Only Diphilus and Euterpe exchanged a few words in low tones.

  • Euterpe, the Muse of lyric poetry, was represented with a flute and garlands of flowers.

  • The grand work of Herodotus was approached in 1584 by an anonymous writer, who completed only Clio and Euterpe.

  • Euterpe, meanwhile, had set a wine-jar and a dish of fruit on the table.

  • Euterpe soboles hoc est emblemata varia, &c.” with stanzas in Latin and German to each print.

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
  • Euterpe will learn to be gratified, Æsculapius, but she had not reflected upon the plunge.

    Hypolympia Edmund Gosse
  • Another divine dame, standing by the side of Euterpe, who was seated by the harp, looked up as Ixion entered.

    Ixion In Heaven Benjamin Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for Euterpe

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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