Pierian

adjective
Pi·eri·an | \pī-ˈir-ē-ən, -ˈer- \

Definition of Pierian 

1 : of or relating to the region of Pieria in ancient Macedonia or to the Muses who were once worshipped there

2 : of or relating to learning or poetry

First Known Use of Pierian

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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