Euterpe

Euterpe

[yoo-tur-pee]
noun Classical Mythology.
the Muse of music and lyric poetry.

Euterpean, adjective
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Euterpe (juːˈtɜːpɪ)
 
n
Greek myth the Muse of lyric poetry and music
 
Eu'terpean
 
adj

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Euterpe
muse of music, from Gk., lit. "pleasing," from eu- "well" + terpein "to delight, please."
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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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