Hippocrene

noun
Hip·​po·​crene | \ ˈhi-pə-ˌkrēn How to pronounce Hippocrene (audio) , ˌhi-pə-ˈkrē-nē \

Definition of Hippocrene

: a fountain on Mount Helicon sacred to the Muses and believed to be a source of poetic inspiration

First Known Use of Hippocrene

1613, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hippocrene

Latin, from Greek Hippokrēnē

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“Hippocrene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hippocrene. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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