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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The Muse of epic poetry.

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  • proper n. The Muse of eloquence and epic or heroic poetry; mother of Orpheus with Apollo.

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Latin Calliopē, from Greek Kalliopē : kalli-, beautiful (from kallos, beauty) + ops, op-, voice.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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