Silver’s Word of the Week: “Pierian”
Welcome to Silver’s Word of the Week where I try to find strange and unusual words to ignite my vocabulary to new levels! Are you ready to learn a new word?
This week our word is courtesy of Dictionary.com
- of or relating to poetry or poetic inspiration.
- of or relating to the Muses.
- of or relating to Pieria.
Did You Know?
Dictionary.com shares: The Word Origin and History for Pierian
Adj. literally “of Pieria,” 1590’s, from Latin Pierius “Pieria,” from Greek Pieria, a district in northern Thessaly, reputed home of the Muses; thus “pertaining to poetry.”
The word, “muse,” comes to us from the ancient Greek with a meaning of: “to think.” It makes total sense then, that “The Muses,” were the inspirational goddesses of literature, of science, and the arts. (Wikipedia-Muse). It is The Muses that whisper those tiny threads of inspiration into our dreams enabling us to create.
Pieria is a coastal region in North Eastern Greece, West of the Gulf of Salonika. (Dictionary.com-Pieria).
EXAMPLES USING PIERIAN IN A SENTENCE:
- When writing haiku, it is motivating to allow Pierian thoughts from the muses inspire you.
- The fairy nymph drank from the knowledge of the Pierian spring as she sang the songs of the swamp fairies.
- Pierian rhymes slip from my fingertips flowing into poetry that fills my soul.
A Muse, free image from Pixabay.com
May The Muses inspire you to reach new writing goals this week!
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