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: the Greek Muse of comedy
: one of the three sister goddesses (known as the three Graces) who are the givers of charm and beauty in Greek mythology — compare aglaia, euphrosyne
1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Latin, from Greek Thaleia
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