Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See Polyhymnia.
  • noun A genus of composite plants of the tribe Helianthoideæ and subtribe Melampodieæ.

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

  • noun See Polyhymnia.

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Examples

  • For there in hys Epigrams, that arte semeth to be attributed to Polymnia, saying: Signat cuncta manu, loquiturque Polymnia gestu. which seemeth specially to be meant of Action and elocution, both special partes of Rhetorick: besyde that her name, which (as some construe it) importeth great remembraunce, conteineth another part. but I holde rather with them, which call her Polymnia or Polyhymnia of her good singing.

    Shepheardes Calendar

  • The Seventh Book of the Histories, called Polymnia

    The History of Herodotus

  • But of the rest of the Muses, Clio abets encomiums, for praises are called [Greek omitted]; and Polymnia history, for her name signifies the remembrance of many things; and it is said that all the Muses were somewhere called Remembrances.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • But of the rest of the Muses, Clio abets encomiums, for praises are called [Greek omitted]; and Polymnia history, for her name signifies the remembrance of many things; and it is said that all the Muses were somewhere called Remembrances.

    Symposiacs

  • Yam bean (Pachyrrhizus erosus) AppendixesYacn (Polymnia sonchifolia)

    Chapter 36

  • Una nuova planta de forragio e da alcole, la Polymnia edulis.

    Chapter 36

  • [A new plant Polymnia edulis for forage or alcohol.]

    Chapter 36

  • And the king, invoking Clio and Polymnia, like Chaucer, and adding

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • Thou ferse god of armes, Mars the rede, and to Polymnia:

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • Calliope declared that they were not epical, Euterpe and Erato that they were not lyrical, Melpomene and Thalia that they were neither tragical nor comical, Clio that they were not historical, Urania that they were not sublime in conception, Polymnia that they had no stately or simple charm in execution, and Terpsichore, who had joined with

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 34, August, 1860

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