Hippocrene meaning

hĭpə-krēn, hĭpə-krēnē
(gr. myth., place, proper) A fountain on Mt. Helicon, sacred to the Muses: its waters inspire poets.
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A fountain on Mount Helicon, Greece, sacred to the Muses and regarded as a source of poetic inspiration.
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(mythology) A fountain on Mount Helicon, sacred to the Muses and formed by the hooves of Pegasus, whose waters were supposed to give poetic inspiration when imbibed.
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Origin of hippocrene

  • Latin Hippocrēnē from Greek Hippokrēnē hippos horse (from the myth that Pegasus's hoof created it) ekwo- in Indo-European roots krēnē fountain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek [script?]

    From Wiktionary