Erato

[ er-uh-toh ]
/ ˈɛr əˌtoʊ /
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noun Classical Mythology.

the Muse of love poetry.
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Erato

/ (ˈɛrəˌtəʊ) /

noun

Greek myth the Muse of love poetry
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Word Origin and History for erato

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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