Melpomene

[ mel-pom-uh-nee ]
/ mɛlˈpɒm əˌni /
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noun Classical Mythology.

the Muse of tragedy.

Origin of Melpomene

< Latin Melpomenē < Greek Melpoménē special use of feminine of present participle of mélpesthai to sing

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Melpomene

/ (mɛlˈpɒmɪnɪ) /

noun

Greek myth the Muse of tragedy
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Word Origin and History for melpomene

Melpomene

Muse of tragedy, from Latin, from Greek Melpomene, literally "songstress," from melpein "to sing," of unknown origin.

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