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In Greek mythology, Euterpe (Eὐτέρπη) (pronounced /juːˈtɜrpiː/, [eʊ̯térpɛ̀ː] in Ancient Greek, or [ɛfˈtɛrpi] in Modern Greek; "rejoicing well" or "delight" from Ancient Greek εὖ (well) + τέρπειν terpein (to please)) was one of the Muses, the daughters of Mnemosyne, fathered by Zeus. Called the "Giver of delight", when later poets assigned roles to each of the Muses, she was the muse of music. In late Classical times she was named muse of lyric poetry and depicted holding a flute. A few say she invented the aulos or double-flute, though most mythographers credit Marsyas with its invention. The river god Strymon impregnated Euterpe; her son Rhesus led a band of Thracians and was killed by Diomedes at Troy, according to Homer's Iliad. She was known for playing the flute. Many people believe that she invented the double flute.

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Euterpe oleracea

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Translingual

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ju:ˈtɜ:.pi/, SAMPA: /jU"t3:.pI/

Proper noun

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Euterpe

  1. (botany) A taxonomic genus, within subtribe Euterpeinae - the açai palms.
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English

Etymology

From Greek ευτέρπη meaning pleasing, from εὖ (well) + τέρπειν terpein, (to delight, to please).

Proper noun

Singular
Euterpe

Plural
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Euterpe

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  1. (Greek mythology) The Muse of music and lyric poetry, specifically of flute playing, joy and pleasure.

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Wikispecies

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Euterpe oleracea

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Arecales
Familia: Arecaceae
Subfamilia: Arecoideae
Tribus: Areceae
Subtribus: Euterpeinae
Genus: Euterpe
Species: E. broadwayi - E. catinga - E. edulis - E. longibracteata - E. luminosa - E. macrospadix - E. oleracea - E. precatoria

Name

Euterpe Martius


Simple English

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