Gr. Myth. a fountain on Mt. Helicon, sacred to the Muses: its waters inspire poets
Origin of HippocreneClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Hippokr?n? ; from hippos (see hippo-) + kr?n?, a spring, fountain
A fountain on Mount Helicon, Greece, sacred to the Muses and regarded as a source of poetic inspiration.
Origin of HippocreneLatin Hippocr&emacron;n&emacron;, from Greek Hippokr&emacron;n&emacron; : hippos, horse (from the myth that Pegasus's hoof created it); see ekwo- in Indo-European roots + kr&emacron;n&emacron;, fountain.
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