Hip·​po·​crene ˈhi-pə-ˌkrēn How to pronounce Hippocrene (audio)
: a fountain on Mount Helicon sacred to the Muses and believed to be a source of poetic inspiration

Word History


Latin, from Greek Hippokrēnē

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hippocrene was in 1613

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“Hippocrene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hippocrene. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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