Gr. Myth. the Muse of music and lyric poetry
Origin of EuterpeClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Euterp? ; from euterp?s, charming ; from eu- (see eu-) + terpein, to delight, charm ; from Indo-European base an unverified form terp-, enjoy
The Muse of lyric poetry and music.
- (Greek mythology) The Muse of music and lyric poetry, specifically of flute playing, joy and pleasure.
OriginSee also: Euterpé
From Ancient Greek ευτέρπη (euterpē, “pleasing”), from εὖ (eu, “well”) + τέρπειν (terpein, “to delight, to please”).