[ thuh-lahy-uh, they-lee-uh, theyl-yuh ]
/ θəˈlaɪ ə, ˈθeɪ li ə, ˈθeɪl yə /

noun Classical Mythology.

the Muse of comedy and idyllic poetry.
one of the Graces.

Origin of Thalia

< Latin < Greek Tháleia, special use of the adj.: rich, plentiful; akin to thallus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (θəˈlaɪə) /

noun Greek myth

the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
one of the three Graces

Word Origin for Thalia

C17: via Latin from Greek, from thaleia blooming

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Word Origin and History for thalia


fem. proper name, from Greek Thaleia, literally "luxuriant, blooming," from thallein "to bloom" (see thallus). Eighth of the Muses, presiding over comedy and idyllic poetry. Also one of the three Graces, patroness of festive meetings.

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