[hip-uh-kreen, hip-uh-kree-nee] /ˈhɪp əˌkrin, ˌhɪp əˈkri ni/
a spring on Mount Helicon sacred to the Muses and regarded as a source of poetic inspiration.
a spring on Mount Helicon in Greece, said to engender poetic inspiration
fount on Mount Helicon, sacred to the Muses, from Greek Hippokrene, literally “horse’s fountain,” from hippos “horse” + krene “fountain.”
[hip-uh-drohm] /ˈhɪp əˌdroʊm/ noun 1. an arena or structure for equestrian and other spectacles. 2. (in ancient Greece and Rome) an oval track for horse races and chariot races. /ˈhɪpəˌdrəʊm/ noun 1. a music hall, variety theatre, or circus 2. (in ancient Greece or Rome) an open-air course for horse and chariot races n. 1580s, […]
[hip-uh-grif] /ˈhɪp əˌgrɪf/ noun 1. a fabulous creature resembling a griffin but having the body and hind parts of a horse. /ˈhɪpəʊˌɡrɪf/ noun 1. a monster of Greek mythology with a griffin’s head, wings, and claws and a horse’s body n. also hippogryph, 1650s, from French hippogriffe (16c.), from Italian ippogrifo, from Greek hippos “horse” […]
[hi-pol-uh-jee] /hɪˈpɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the study of horses. noun the study of horses Word Origin Greek hippos ‘horse’ Usage Note adj. hippological, n. hippologist
[hi-pol-i-tuh] /hɪˈpɒl ɪˌtə/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a queen of the Amazons, variously said to have been killed by Hercules or to have been conquered and married by Theseus. /hɪˈpɒlɪtə/ noun 1. (Greek myth) a queen of the Amazons, slain by Hercules in battle for her belt, which he obtained as his ninth labour