[pahy-eer-ee-uh n]


of or relating to the Muses.
of or relating to poetry or poetic inspiration.
of or relating to Pieria.

Origin of Pierian

1585–95; < Latin Pīeri(us) of Pieria + -an
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of or relating to the Muses or artistic or poetic inspiration
of or relating to Pieria
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Word Origin and History for pierian



literally "of Pieria," 1590s, from Latin Pierius "Pieria," from Greek Pieria, district in northern Thessaly, reputed home of the Muses; thus "pertaining to poetry."

A little Learning is a dang'rous Thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring:
[Pope, "Essay on Criticism," 1711]
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