(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.
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
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