Origin of Terpsichore
Examples from the Web for terpsichore
He kept, as he was wont to phrase it gently himself, a temple of Terpsichore.Blood Royal|Grant Allen
Keith always treated Terpsichore with all the politeness he would have shown to any lady.Gordon Keith|Thomas Nelson Page
For the Muse as yet loved not gain, nor worked for hire, nor were sweet and tender songs with silvered faces sold by Terpsichore.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)|John Addington Symonds
If she can do that with the Proserpine, she'll at least do that with Mistress Terpsichore.The Wing-and-Wing|J. Fenimore Cooper
As the Latin gentleman might have said, Nemo repente fuit Terpsichore.
British Dictionary definitions for terpsichore
Word Origin for Terpsichore
Word Origin and History for terpsichore
the muse of the dance, Greek Terpsikhore, literally "enjoyment of dance," from terpein "to delight" (from PIE root *terp- "to satisfy;" cf. Sanskrit trpyati "takes one's fill," Lithuanian tarpstu "to thrive, prosper") + khoros "dance, chorus" (see chorus).