Polyhymnia

Definitions

  • POLYHYMNIA
    POLYHYMNIA
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Polyhymnia (Greek mythology) the Muse of singing and mime and sacred dance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Polyhymnia (Anc. Myth) The Muse of lyric poetry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Polyhymnia In Greek antiquity, the Muse of the sublime hymn, and of the faculty of learning and remembering: according to some poets, inventor of the lyre, and considered during the final centuries of the Roman empire as the patroness of mimes and pantomimes. In art she is usually represented as in a meditative attitude, voluminously draped, and without any attribute.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Polyhymnia of lyric poetry and eloquence
    • n Polyhymnia pol-i-him′ni-a the muse of the sublime hymn.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., from Gr. ; poly`s many + hymn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. polys, many, hymnos, a hymn.

Usage

In literature:

The muse, Polyhymnia, soon emerged from the stage of childish stammering.
"The Great German Composers" by George T. Ferris
POLYHYMNIA, the muse of Sacred Hymns, is crowned with a wreath of laurel.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
She was Polyhymnia, singer of sublimity.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
The soul can be expressed only by Polyhymnia!
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
The muse, Polyhymnia, soon emerged from the stage of childish stammering.
"Great Musical Composers" by George T. Ferris
This was Egyptian Polyhymnia preluding Terpsichore.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. II, No. X., March 1851" by Various
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