of a fountain
: imparting poetic inspiration

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caballine was circa 1616

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“Caballine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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