Hippocrene

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noun Hip·po·crene \ˈhi-pə-ˌkrēn, ˌhi-pə-ˈkrē-nē\

Definition of Hippocrene

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

Origin and Etymology of hippocrene

Latin, from Greek Hippokrēnē


First Known Use: 1605

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