Hip·po·crene (hĭpə-krēn′, hĭp′ə-krēnē)
A fountain on Mount Helicon, Greece, sacred to the Muses and regarded as a source of poetic inspiration.
[Latin Hippocrēnē, from Greek Hippokrēnē : hippos, horse (from the myth that Pegasus's hoof created it); see ekwo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + krēnē, fountain, spring; possibly akin to Old Norse hrǫnn, wave (for the semantic relationship of the Greek and Old Norse, compare Old English wiell, well, spring, Old Norse vella, bubbling mass, and Old High German wella, wave).]
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