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English noun: Muse

1. Muse (person) in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science


Broader (hypernym)Greek deity


Instance hyponymCalliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, Urania

2. muse (cognition) the source of an artist's inspiration


SamplesEuterpe was his muse.


Broader (hypernym)germ, seed, source


English verb: muse

1. muse (cognition) reflect deeply on a subject


SamplesI mulled over the events of the afternoon.
Philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years.
The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate.


Synonymschew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, mull over, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think


Narrower (hyponym)bethink, cogitate, consider, introspect, premeditate, puzzle, question, study, theologise, theologize, wonder









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