Word of the day

The word for today is…

muse (noun) – 1. (Greek Mythology) Any of the nine daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus, each of whom presided over a different art or science.
2. (a) A guiding spirit.
(b) A source of inspiration.
3. (Archaic) A poet.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The Muses were the nine Greek goddesses who presided over the arts, including music and literature. A shrine to the Muses was called in Latin a Museum (which came to mean “a place for learned occupation”). An artist or poet about to begin work would call on a particular Muse for inspiration, and a poem itself might begin with such a call; thus, Homer’s Odyssey begins, “Sing to me of the man, Muse” (that is, of Odysseus). Today, a muse may be one’s special creative spirit, but some artists and writers have also chosen living human beings to serve as their muses.

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