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[hip-uh-kreen, hip-uh-kree-nee] /ˈhɪp əˌkrin, ˌhɪp əˈkri ni/
a spring on Mount Helicon sacred to the Muses and regarded as a source of poetic inspiration.
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/ˈhɪpəʊˌkriːn; ˌhɪpəʊˈkriːnɪ/
a spring on Mount Helicon in Greece, said to engender poetic inspiration
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Hippocrenian, adjective
Word Origin
C17: via Latin from Greek hippos horse + krēnē spring
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Word Origin and History for Hippocrene

fount on Mount Helicon, sacred to the Muses, from Greek Hippokrene, literally "horse's fountain," from hippos "horse" + krene "fountain."

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