Thalia

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Thalia (Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
    • n Thalia (Greek mythology) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Thalia (Class. Myth) That one of the nine Muses who presided over comedy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Thalia In Greek myth, the joyful Muse, to whom is due the bloom of life. She inspired gaiety, was the patroness of the banquet accompanied by song and music, and also favored rural pursuits and pleasures. At a late period she became the Muse of comedy, and to the Romans was little known in any other character. In the later art she is generally represented with a comic mask, a shepherd's crook, and a wreath of ivy. See cut in next column, and cut under mask, 1.
    • n Thalia The twenty-third planetoid, discovered by Hind in London in 1852.
    • n Thalia In zoology: A genus of salps, giving name to the Thaliæ or Thaliacea: same as Salpa, 1.
    • n Thalia A genus of coleopterous insects.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Thalia of comedy
    • n Thalia thā-lī′a one of the nine muses, who presided over pastoral and comic poetry
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. Qa`leia, originally, blooming, luxuriant, akin to qa`llein to be luxuriant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. Thaleia, Thaliathallein, to bloom.

Usage

In literature:

The Aesthetical Essays in this volume appeared for the most part since 1792, in the "Thalia" and the "Hours" periodicals.
"The Aesthetical Essays" by Friedrich Schiller
The secrets of Melpomene are known to Miss Terry as well as the secrets of Thalia.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
He had been employed about the old Thalia for years before Hahn noticed him.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
Estate of Mrs. Thalia M. Painter, by Rev.
"American Missionary, Volume 44, No. 1, January, 1890" by Various
I thought Thalia, Clio, &c. addressed you.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II." by Various
Thalia was the name of the Nymph who was thus affronted by Daphnis.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
As his "Thalia" was an "overture to an imaginary comedy," so this, to an imaginary tragedy.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Late last night the Thalia joined me, after cruising in all directions to fall in with Sir Horatio.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I" by Sir John Ross
How much has she not owed of late to the tittle-tattle of her gillflirt sister Thalia?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867" by Various
There was, however, a temptation which threatened to withdraw him from the worship of Thalia.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
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In poetry:

Here, Richard, let my scheme commence:
Oh! may my words be lost in sense,
While pleased Thalia deigns to write
The slips and bounds of Alma's flight.
"Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto I." by Matthew Prior
But chiefly thou, from whose polluted shrine
His filial hand Circean rabble drove;
What pangs, Thalia! in this hour are thine;
What fervent anguish of maternal love!
"Sheridan" by Thomas Gent
Here, nobly zealous, in my youthful hours,
I dress'd an altar to Thalia's name:
Here, as I crown'd the verdant shrine with flowers,
Soft on my labours stole the smiling dame.
"Elegy XIX. - Written in Spring, 1743" by William Shenstone
No more with laugher at Thalia's frolics
Our eyes shall twinkle till the tears run down,
But in her place the lecturer on hydraulics
Spout forth his watery science to the town.
"The Coming Era" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Melpomene had given a Bond, By the new House alone to stand,
And write of War and Strife;
Thalia, she had taken Fees,
And Stipends from the Patentees,
And durst not for her Life.
"To Mr. F. Now Earl Of W" by Anne Kingsmill Finch
Tell me not what too well I know
About the bard of Sirmio.
Yes, in Thalia’s son
Such stains there are—as when a Grace
Sprinkles another’s laughing face
With nectar, and runs on.
"On Catullus" by Walter Savage Landor

In news:

For Hispanic Heritage Month, Thalia has hitched her, um, pins.
It's said Jackson's Thalia Mara Hall hasn't got a bad seat in the house.
Thalia Assuras was in Iraq when US forces captured Saddam Hussein.
Leonardo Fioravanti brought the Thalia concept to the Geneva Show, a futuristic crossover developed with an alternative fuel drivetrain.
Fioravanti Thalia Concept - 2007 Geneva International Motor Show.
Thalia unleashes some much-needed star power on the theater district.
'Tango' makes return trip to Sunnyside's Thalia .
MICHAEL OTSUKA Executive Chef, Thalia , New York City.
This 1987 Televisa telenovela starred Adela Noriega and Thalia .
She is the granddaughter of the late Dean and Thalia Becker and the late Glen and Helen Hamilton.
The Vans by Thalia Surf Shop morphed into an art gallery with a very special exhibit by skate pioneer and artist Neil Blender on Thursday, April 7 in a celebration of Blender 's new apparel projects with Vans.
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater.
Release Party at Vans by Thalia Surf Shop.
Neil Blender Release Party at Vans by Thalia Surf Shop.
Thalia, Lucero and Anahi have all done it, so why not the "Queen of Mexican Pop," Gloria Trevi.
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