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Thursday, June 02, 2016

Definitions for Pierian

  1. of or relating to poetry or poetic inspiration.
  2. of or relating to the Muses.
  3. of or relating to Pieria.

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Citations for Pierian
And the fellow of this verse terminated like myself in 'boots.'--Other efforts were equally successful--'bloom' suggested to my imagination no rhyme but 'perfume'!--'despair' only reminded me of my 'hair'--and 'hope' was met, at the end of the second verse, by the inharmonious antithesis of 'soap.' Finding, therefore, that my forte was not in the Pierian line, I redoubled my attention to my dress … Edward Bulwer Lytton, Pelham, 1828
In the vast Pierian springs of his imagination now mostly dry, Sandrino found a gusher, and he wrote at the top of his ability. Frank Palescandolo, Remembrance of a Restaurant, 2001
Origin of Pierian
1585-1595
Pierian is from the placename Pieria, the reputed home of the Muses in Greek mythology. It entered English in the late 1500s.