adjective Date: 1591 1. of or relating to the region of Pieria in ancient Macedonia or to the Muses who were once worshipped there 2. of or relating to learning or poetry

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  • Pierian — Pi*e ri*an, a. [L. Pierius, from Mount Pierus, in Thessaly, sacred to the Muses.] Of or pertaining to Pierides or Muses. [1913 Webster] Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pierian — 1590s, from L. Pierius Pieria, from Gk. Pieria, district in northern Thessaly, reputed home of the Muses …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pierian — [pī ir′ē ən] adj. 1. of Pieria, where the Muses were anciently worshiped 2. of the Muses or the arts …   English World dictionary

  • pierian — (ˈ)pī|irēən, ī|er adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin pierius Pierian (from Greek Pieria, region of ancient Macedonia) + English an 1. : of or relating to the region of Pieria in ancient Macedonia or to the Muses as early… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pierian — /puy ear ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Muses. 2. of or pertaining to poetry or poetic inspiration. 3. of or pertaining to Pieria. [1585 95; < L Pieri(us) of Pieria + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pierian — Synonyms and related words: Alcaic, Anacreontic, Castalian, Homeric, Hudibrastic, Pindaric, Theocritean, bardic, bucolic, didactic, dithyrambic, dramatic, eclogic, elegiac, epic, heroic, idyllic, mock heroic, narrative, pastoral, poetic, poetico… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pierian — pi·eri·an …   English syllables

  • Pierian — Pi•e•ri•an [[t]paɪˈɪər i ən[/t]] adj. 1) myt of or pertaining to the Muses 2) pro of or pertaining to poetry or poetic inspiration 3) of or pertaining to Pieria • Etymology: 1585–95; < L Pīeri(us) of Pieria + an I …   From formal English to slang

  • Pierian — /paɪˈɪəriən/ (say puy earreeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to the Muses or to artistic, especially poetic, inspiration. 2. of or relating to Pieria, a coastal region including Mt Olympus, in ancient Macedonia. {Latin Pīerius of Pieria, ancient… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pierian —   a. pertaining to Pieria, Macedonia, where the Muses were worshipped; pertaining to the Muses or poetry …   Dictionary of difficult words

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