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[pahy-eer-ee-uh] /paɪˈɪər i ə/

a coastal region in NE Greece, W of the Gulf of Salonika.
a region of ancient Macedonia, west of the Gulf of Salonika: site of the Pierian Spring


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  • Pierian

    [pahy-eer-ee-uh n] /paɪˈɪər i ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Muses. 2. of or relating to poetry or poetic inspiration. 3. of or relating to Pieria. /paɪˈɪərɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Muses or artistic or poetic inspiration 2. of or relating to Pieria adj. literally “of Pieria,” 1590s, from Latin […]

  • Pierian-spring

    noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a fountain in Pieria, sacred to the Muses and supposedly conferring inspiration or learning on anyone who drank from it. noun 1. a sacred fountain in Pieria, in Greece, fabled to inspire those who drank from it

  • Pierid

    [pahy-er-id, pahy-er-] /paɪˈɛr ɪd, ˈpaɪ ər-/ adjective 1. belonging or pertaining to the Pieridae, a family of butterflies comprising the whites, sulfurs, etc. noun 2. Also called pieridine [pahy-er-i-dahyn, -din] /paɪˈɛr ɪˌdaɪn, -dɪn/ (Show IPA). any member of the butterfly family Pieridae.

  • Pierides

    [pahy-er-i-deez] /paɪˈɛr ɪˌdiz/ plural noun, Classical Mythology. 1. the Muses. 2. nine Thessalian maidens who challenged the Muses to a singing contest, lost, and were changed into magpies for insulting the victors. /paɪˈɪərɪˌdiːz/ plural noun (Greek myth) 1. the Muses See Muse 2. nine maidens of Thessaly, who were defeated in a singing contest by […]

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