Definition of Hippocrene in English:

Hippocrene

noun

literary
  • [mass noun] Used to refer to poetic or literary inspiration.

    ‘O for a beaker…Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene’
    • ‘His hoof created the spring Hippocrene when it touched the earth.’
    • ‘Mr Bull has drawn from the Hippocrene spring to refresh a subject that seemed stale, and his book is as witty, sexy and absorbing as his subject.’

Origin

Early 17th century: via Latin from Greek Hippokrēnē, Hippou krēnē, literally fountain of the horse (from hippos horse + krēnē fountain), the name of a fountain on Mount Helicon sacred to the Muses, which according to legend was produced by a stroke of Pegasus' hoof.

Pronunciation:

Hippocrene

/ˈhɪpəkriːn/