Pierian

adjective

Pi·​eri·​an pī-ˈir-ē-ən How to pronounce Pierian (audio) -ˈer- How to pronounce Pierian (audio)
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

Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pierian was in 1591

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“Pierian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pierian. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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