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

  • noun Greek Mythology Any of the nine daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus, each of whom presided over a different art or science.
  • noun A guiding spirit.
  • noun A source of inspiration.
  • noun Archaic A poet.

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  • proper noun One of the nine Ancient Greek deities of the arts.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin Mūsa, from Greek Mousa; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin Musa.

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