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Terpsichore, Muse of Music and Dance, an oil on canvas painting by Jean-Marc Nattier (1739).

In Greek mythology, Terpsichore (pronounced /tərpˈsɪkəri/) (Τερψιχόρη) "delight of dancing" was one of the nine Muses, ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus. She lends her name to the word "terpsichorean" which means "of or relating to dance". She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a lyre, accompanying the dancers' choirs with her music. She is sometimes said to be the mother of the Sirens by Achelous. Her name comes from the Greek words τέρπω ("delight") and χoρός ("dance").

Historical References

  • Terpsichore figures among her sisters in Hesiod's Theogony.
  • When The Histories of Herodotus were divided by later editors into nine books, each book was named after a Muse. Terpischore was the name of the fifth book.

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Etymology

From Ancient Greek Τερψιχόρη, from τέρψις (terpsis), enjoyment, delight) + χορός (khoros), chorus).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /təːpˈsɪkəɹi/, SAMPA: /%t3`p."sI.k@.(%)ri/

Proper noun

Singular
Terpsichore

Plural
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Terpsichore

  1. (Greek mythology) One of the nine Muses, ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus. She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a lyre.

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