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Terpsichore

[turp-sik-uh-ree] /tɜrpˈsɪk əˌri/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. the Muse of dancing and choral song.
2.
(lowercase) choreography; the art of dancing.
Origin of Terpsichore
< Latin Terpsichorē < Greek Terpsichórē, noun use of feminine of terpsíchoros dance-liking; see chorus
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Terpsichore

/tɜːpˈsɪkərɪ/
noun
1.
the Muse of the dance and of choral song
Word Origin
C18: via Latin from Greek, from terpsikhoros delighting in the dance, from terpein to delight + khoros dance; see chorus
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Word Origin and History for Terpsichore

the muse of the dance, Greek Terpsikhore, literally "enjoyment of dance," from terpein "to delight" (from PIE root *terp- "to satisfy;" cf. Sanskrit trpyati "takes one's fill," Lithuanian tarpstu "to thrive, prosper") + khoros "dance, chorus" (see chorus).

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