Pierian Spring love

Definitions

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

  • noun Greek Mythology A spring in Macedonia, sacred to the Muses.
  • noun A source of inspiration.

Etymologies

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

[From Latin Pīerius, sacred to the Muses, from Greek Pīeriā, a region of Macedonia; see peiə- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • This beverage was to us as Malmsey to Clarence, as Falernian to Horace, as the Pierian Spring to poets.

    Tiger-Lilies. A Novel.

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