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Euphrosyne

[yoo-fros-uh-nee]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. one of the Graces.
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Origin of Euphrosyne

< Greek, personification of euphrosýnē mirth, merriment
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  • “If so, command me, madam,” Euphrosyne exerted herself to say.

    The Hour and the Man

    Harriet Martineau

  • Before she could make a sign, Euphrosyne had rushed from the room.

    The Hour and the Man

    Harriet Martineau

  • “And I do not understand what it is all about,” said Euphrosyne, as she returned to her grandfather.

    The Hour and the Man

    Harriet Martineau

  • “That would not have been the answer if—” whispered Euphrosyne to her friend.

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  • He would sail with Hédouville; and so should Euphrosyne, and so should Pierre.

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    Harriet Martineau


British Dictionary definitions for euphrosyne

Euphrosyne

noun
  1. Greek myth one of the three Graces
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Word Origin

from Greek: mirth, merriment
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Word Origin and History for euphrosyne

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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