Origin of helicon
Examples from the Web for helicon
Historical Examples of helicon
He sat near the fountain-head, and tasted the waters of Helicon in their source.Nineteenth Century Questions
James Freeman Clarke
It is situated between Helicon and Chæroneia, near Coroneia.
The city itself and Helicon are situated on the Crisæan Gulf.
At 5.40 the Helicon was sent into harbour with a flag of truce.The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885
The present Edition is improved by a copy in England's Helicon, edit.
Word Origin for helicon
1520s, from Greek Helikon, mountain in Boeotia, sacred to the Muses, in which arose the fountains of Aganippe and Hippocrene. Literally "the tortuous mountain," from helix (genitive helikos) "spiral" (see helix).