muse [-s] n
Fr. < L. < Gr. μο Øσα < pre-Hellenic montya < Indogermanic root mon, to think, remember.
- Artistic power; deity of art; one of nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (= “Memory”); goddess who oversees one of the arts and sciences; source of inspiration invoked by an artist for creative assistance; [fig.] music maker; source of lyric poetic.
muse [-d, -ing] v
- Ponder; contemplate; to hum, esp. while idle or preoccupied.