Helicon



[hel-i-kon, -kuh n] /ˈhɛl ɪˌkɒn, -kən/

noun
1.
a coiled tuba carried over the shoulder and used especially in military bands.
[hel-i-kon, -kuh n] /ˈhɛl ɪˌkɒn, -kən/
noun
1.
a mountain in S central Greece. 5738 feet (1749 meters): regarded by ancient Greeks as the abode of Apollo and the Muses.
/ˈhɛlɪkən/
noun
1.
a bass tuba made to coil over the shoulder of a band musician
/ˈhɛlɪkən/
noun
1.
a mountain in Greece, in Boeotia: location of the springs of Hippocrene and Aganippe, believed by the Ancient Greeks to be the source of poetic inspiration and the home of the Muses. Height: 1749 m (5738 ft) Modern Greek name Elikón

1520s, from Greek Helikon, mountain in Boeotia, sacred to the Muses, in which arose the fountains of Aganippe and Hippocrene. Literally “the tortuous mountain,” from helix (genitive helikos) “spiral” (see helix).

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