- the Muse of love poetry.
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Examples from the Web for erato
Mr. Samuel Lewes, 87; on the reverse side the figure of Erato.South London
Sir Walter Besant
Behind a statue of Erato, she was sure that she saw coloured drapery floating in the moonlight.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Erato, who presides over the poems of love, generally accompanies the youngest and gayest of the Muses, Terpsichore.'Round the Year in Myth and Song
With such accessories the presence of Erato was perhaps inevitable.
Erato, in Greek mythology, one of the nine Muses, whose name signifies loving or lovely.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
- Greek myth the Muse of love poetry
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Word Origin and History for erato
muse who presided over lyric poetry, from Greek erastos "loved, beloved; lovely, charming," verbal adjective of eran "to love, to be in love with" (see Eros).
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