- one of the Graces.
Origin of Euphrosyne
< Greek, personification of euphrosýnē mirth, merriment
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Examples from the Web for euphrosyne
“If so, command me, madam,” Euphrosyne exerted herself to say.
Before she could make a sign, Euphrosyne had rushed from the room.
“And I do not understand what it is all about,” said Euphrosyne, as she returned to her grandfather.
“That would not have been the answer if—” whispered Euphrosyne to her friend.
He would sail with Hédouville; and so should Euphrosyne, and so should Pierre.
- Greek myth one of the three Graces
from Greek: mirth, merriment
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Word Origin and History for euphrosyne
name of one of the three Graces in Greek mythology, from Latin, from Greek Euphrosyne, literally "mirth, merriment," from euphron "cheerful, merry, of a good mind," from eu "well" (see eu-) + phren (genitive phrenos) "mind," of unknown origin.
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