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Used allusively to denote the source of poetic inspiration, or a person's poetic power, voice, or method.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Philip Sidney (1554–1586), author and courtier. From Aganippe (classical Latin Aganippē, Hellenistic Greek Ἀγανίππη), the name of a fountain on Mount Helicon sacred to the Muses.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.