Meaning of the word MuseSignificance of the word Muse
muser n. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
3rd Muse Archaic. A lyric. A word history: Since Chaucer first mentioned the Muses in a work from around 1390, British poetry has called these divinities, like so many other verses, since the time of Homer, who began both the Iliad and the Ulysses by invoking his muse.
Muse comes from the Latin M?sa, which in turn comes from the Hellenic Mousa. This word can be found in the Grecian dialect in the variants wwww. org and montva, and together they indicate that the Grecian word originates from an ancient *montwa. The name of Mnemosyne, the divine god of remembrance and Musa queen, provides information about the further origin of this type.
Its name is just the grecian substantive www.com, "memory" - the ability of remembering was indeed the source of invention for the old grekic professional writers and minstrels, whose task was to write new poetry in folk style for festivities, to chant the verse of Homer and to improve materials whenever they had a gap in their memories.
Hellenic mn? is deduced from the *mn? *men-, "to think" roots, an expanded version of the Hellenic and Indo-European *men. That is the roots from which English also takes the words a mnesia (from Greek), mentally (from Latin) and min (from Germanic). Montva, the forefather of the Grecian mousa, also originates from this roots and probably originated in the "mental power" that allows the poet to make verse - the muses were the deified ideas of Hellenic writers about the abilities that help them to write and chant the poet.
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For a more comprehensive discussion of the Indo-European root and the words deriving from it, see our Dictionary of Indo-European roles.