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[nee-mos-uh-nee, -moz-]
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  1. the ancient Greek goddess of memory, a daughter of Uranus and Gaea and the mother by Zeus of the Muses.

Origin of Mnemosyne

< Greek mnēmosýnē memory, akin to mnâsthai to remember, mnḗmōn mindful
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  1. Greek myth the goddess of memory and mother by Zeus of the Muses
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Word Origin and History for mnemosyne


titaness, mother of the Muses, from Greek mnemosyne, literally "memory, remembrance," from mneme "memory" (see mnemonic).

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