Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Muse of lyric poetry and mime.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Class. Myth.) The Muse who presided over lyric and amatory poetry.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology The Muse of lyric poetry, particularly of love and eroticism.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Greek Eratō, from erasthai, to love.]

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From the Ancient Greek meaning lovely.

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  • Not to be confused with Errato, Muse of being in love with the wrong person.

    December 16, 2015