calliope


calliope
/keuh luy"euh pee/; for 1 also /kal"ee ohp'/, n.
1. Also called steam organ. a musical instrument consisting of a set of harsh-sounding steam whistles that are activated by a keyboard.
2. (cap.) Also, Kalliope. Class. Myth. the Muse of heroic poetry.
[1855-60, Amer.; < L < Gk Kalliópe, equiv. to kalli- CALLI- + op- (s. of óps) voice + -e fem. ending]

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In Greek mythology, the foremost of the nine Muses and the patron of epic poetry.

She and King Oeagrus of Thrace were the parents of Orpheus. She also bore Apollo two sons, Hymen and Ialemus. Other versions of the myth say she was the mother of Rhesus, king of Thrace, or the mother of Linus, inventor of melody and rhythm.

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▪ Greek Muse
also spelled  Kalliope,  

      in Greek mythology, according to Hesiod's Theogony, foremost of the nine Muses; she was later called the patron of epic poetry. At the behest of Zeus, the king of the gods, she judged the dispute between the goddesses Aphrodite and Persephone over Adonis. In most accounts she and King Oeagrus of Thrace were the parents of Orpheus, the lyre-playing hero. She was also loved by the god Apollo, by whom she had two sons, Hymen and Ialemus. Other versions present her as the mother of Rhesus, king of Thrace and a victim of the Trojan War; or as the mother of Linus the musician, who was inventor of melody and rhythm. Her image appears on the François vase, made by the potter Ergotimos about 570 BC.

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  • Calliope — Cal*li o*pe (k[a^]l*l[imac] [ o]*p[ e]), n. [L. Calliope, Gr. Kallio ph, lit, the beautiful voiced; pref. kalli (from kalo s beautiful) + o ps, opo s, voice.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The Muse that presides over eloquence and heroic poetry; mother of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calliópe — CALLIÓPE, es, Gr. Καλλιόπη, ης, (⇒ Tab. X.) des Jupiters und der Mnemosyne Tochter, eine von den neun Musen, Apollod. lib. I. c. 3. §. 1. welche den Namen von καλὸς, schön, und ὂψ, die Stimme, hat, weil sie einen schönen Klang der Stimme hören… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • calliope — (n.) 1858, steam whistle keyboard organ, named for Calliope, ninth and chief muse, presiding over eloquence and epic poetry, from Gk. Kalliope, lit. beautiful voiced, from kalli , combining form of kallos beauty + opos (gen. of *ops) voice,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Calliope — dans la myth. grecque, muse de la Poésie épique, mère de Linos et d Orphée …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Calliope — Calliope,   griechischer Mythos: eine der Musen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • calliope — CALLIOPE. sub. fém. Nom de la Muse qui préside à la Poésie Épique …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Calliope — [kə lī′ə pē΄; ] for n., often [ kal′ē ōp΄] n. [L < Gr Kalliopē, the beautiful voiced < kallos, beauty + ops, VOICE] 1. Gr. Myth. the Muse of eloquence and epic poetry ☆ 2. [c ] a keyboard instrument like an organ, having a series of steam… …   English World dictionary

  • Calliope — In Greek mythology, Calliope ( beautiful voiced , also spelled Kaliope or Kalliope , in Greek, Καλλιόπη , pronounced in English /kə laɪəpi/ ka LIE oh pee) was the muse of epic poetry, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and is now best known as Homer …   Wikipedia

  • Calliope — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Calliope (homonymie). Calliope, détail du « sarcophage des Muses », œuvre romaine du IIe siècle ap. J. C …   Wikipédia en Français

  • CALLIOPE — I. CALLIOPE una Musarum, Orphei mater, quae Rhetoricae et Herocio carmini praeesse existimatur, a vocis suavitate nomen habens, καλὸς enim bonus est, et ὄψ vox. Virg. in Epigr. Carmina Calliope libris Heroica mandat. Effertur et Calliopea. Virg.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • calliope — cal·lì·o·pe s.f. TS ornit.com. nome comune di vari uccelli del genere Luscinia {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1930. ETIMO: dal lat. scient. (Luscinia) calliŏpe, da Calliope, gr. Kalliópē, nome della musa della poesia …   Dizionario italiano


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