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

  • n. Greek Mythology The Muse of lyric poetry and mime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The Muse of lyric poetry, particularly of love and eroticism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Muse who presided over lyric and amatory poetry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Gr. mythology, one of the Muses.
  • n. [NL.] In zoology, a genus of cowries, of the family Cypræidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Greek mythology) the Muse of lyric and love poetry

Etymologies

Greek Eratō, from erasthai, to love.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Ancient Greek meaning lovely. (Wiktionary)

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