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Terpsichore

[turp-sik-uh-ree]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. the Muse of dancing and choral song.
2.
(lowercase) choreography; the art of dancing.

Origin:
< Latin Terpsichorē < Greek Terpsichórē, noun use of feminine of terpsíchoros dance-liking; see chorus

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Terpsichore (tɜːpˈsɪkərɪ)
 
n
the Muse of the dance and of choral song
 
[C18: via Latin from Greek, from terpsikhoros delighting in the dance, from terpein to delight + khoros dance; see chorus]

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Terpsichore
the muse of the dance, Gk. Terpsikhore, lit. "enjoyment of dance," from terpein "to delight" (from PIE base *terp- "to satisfy;" cf. Skt. trpyati "takes one's fill," Lith. tarpstu "to thrive, prosper") + khoros "dance, chorus" (see chorus).
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