cab·​al·​line | \ ˈkabəˌlīn, -ə̇n \

Definition of caballine

of a fountain
: imparting poetic inspiration

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First Known Use of caballine

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caballine

Middle English caballin, from Latin caballinus, literally, of a horse, from caballus horse, nag + -inus -ine; from the ancient belief that the Muses' spring Hippocrene came from a hoofprint of the winged horse Pegasus

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“Caballine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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