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A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
Alexander Pope

Meaning of "Pierian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PIERIAN

Pierian  [paɪˈɪərɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PIERIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pierian is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PIERIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Pierian Spring

In Greek mythology, the Pierian Spring of Macedonia was sacred to the Muses. As the metaphorical source of knowledge of art and science, it was popularized by a couplet in Alexander Pope's poem "An Essay on Criticism": "A little learning is a dang'rous thing;/Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring." The Pierian spring is sometimes confused with the Castalian Spring.

Definition of Pierian in the English dictionary

The definition of Pierian in the dictionary is of or relating to the Muses or artistic or poetic inspiration. Other definition of Pierian is of or relating to Pieria.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PIERIAN


Adlerian
ædˈlɪərɪən
alerion
əˈlɪərɪən
Algerian
ælˈdʒɪərɪən
Cancerian
kænˈsɪərɪən
Cimmerian
sɪˈmɪərɪən
criterion
kraɪˈtɪərɪən
Hanoverian
ˌhænəˈvɪərɪən
Hyperion
haɪˈpɪərɪən
Iberian
aɪˈbɪərɪən
Illyrian
ɪˈlɪərɪən
Liberian
laɪˈbɪərɪən
Nigerian
naɪˈdʒɪərɪən
presbyterian
ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪərɪən
Shakespearean
ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən
Shakespearian
ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən
Siberian
saɪˈbɪərɪən
Sumerian
suːˈmɪərɪən
therian
ˈθɪərɪən
trans-Siberian
trænzsaɪˈbɪərɪən
Wagnerian
vɑːɡˈnɪərɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PIERIAN

Pieria
Pierian Spring
pierid
Pierides
pieridine
pieris
Piero della Francesca
Piero di Cosimo
pierogi
Pierre
pierrette
Pierrot
piert
Piesporter

WORDS THAT END LIKE PIERIAN

bacterian
Brian
Celtiberian
Chaucerian
eleutherian
Faulknerian
Hesperian
Hitlerian
Homerian
Khmerian
megatherian
metatherian
Mousterian
phalansterian
Popperian
prototherian
psalterian
Schopenhauerian
Spenserian
spinsterian
valerian

Synonyms and antonyms of Pierian in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Pierian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PIERIAN

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The translations of Pierian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Pierian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

Pierian
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Pierian
570 millions of speakers

English

Pierian
510 millions of speakers

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Pierian
380 millions of speakers
ar

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Pierian
280 millions of speakers

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Pierian
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Pierian
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রেরণা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Pierian
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pierian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pierian
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Pierian
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Pierian
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pierian
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Pierian
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Pierian
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पियेरियन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pierian
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Pierian
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Pierian
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Pierian
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Pierian
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Πιέρια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Pierian
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Pierian
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Pieria
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Pierian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PIERIAN»

The term «Pierian» is normally little used and occupies the 114.352 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PIERIAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Pierian

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QUOTES WITH «PIERIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Pierian.
1
Alexander Pope
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PIERIAN»

Discover the use of Pierian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Pierian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1977: ...
A827491 2027 Pierce, Bobert S. A859108 2809 Pierce, E. S. SEE Pierce, Bobert S. Pierce, Halter D. A816045 1743 Pierce, H. H. A844592 2453 Pierce County, ND- A815703 1735 Piercy, Bichard K. A836104 2242 The Pierian Press.
Library of Congress. Copyright Office, 1978
2
Discovery Toolkit Volume 3: Across the Curriculum (CD-ROM)
Disc contains a compilation of royalty-free photos, sounds, artwork, animation, text, and video clips that can be used to create multimedia projects. Volume 3 covers geography, math, science, language arts, and other curriculum areas.
Pierian Spring Software (Firm), 1998
3
Powerful Voices: The Musical and Social World of Collegiate ...
15. William Weber, “Universities,” §II.2, in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, http://www.grovemusic.com (accessed January 31, 2010). Weber's article also mentions a choral ensemble at Harvard called the Pierian Society, ...
Joshua S Duchan, 2012
4
The Tang of Glue
Journal of Humane Medicine and the Medical Humanities Cali fornia Autumn in Ball State University Forum El Dorado in Waterways Giving Up the Ghost of Love in Pierian Spring The Homestead in Pierian Spring and Waterways The Monet ...
Mary K. Lindberg, 2007
5
In the Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon
opposite side of the Haliacmon Gorge is the Pierian range, an extension of the Olympus massif, forming a formidable mountain obstacle between Macedonia and Thessaly. Though topographically a section of the great western Macedonian ...
Eugene N. Borza, 1992
6
Soil survey
PnA — Pierian stony sandy loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes. This soil has the profile described as representative for the series. A small acreage of Tine and Teoculli soils was included in mapping. Runoff is slow, and the erosion hazard is slight.
United States. Bureau of Soils, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, 1977
7
Bright Epoch: Women and Coeducation in the American West
27 The organization of the Pierian women brought much acclaim by Howard, and the Pierians and Adelphians immediately began holding joint meetings. This Pierian-Adelphian alliance was often brazenly played up in the Hesperian, ...
Andrea G. Radke-Moss, 2008
8
The Trouble with Francis: An Autobiography
But it was not called the Harvard Orchestra; it was the Pierian Sodality Orchestra. This quaint and fanciful name was due perhaps more to age than to its being Harvard, the Pierian Sodality being already over a hundred years old. "Sociality"  ...
Robert Francis, 1971
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The Selected Papers of Jane Addams: vol. 1: Preparing to ...
The Castalian Society and the Vesperian Society were the two literary societies active at Rockford Female Seminary. loined together, they made the Pierian Union. ' The two societies functioned as reading groups and social sororities, ...
Mary Lynn Bryan, Barbara Bair, 2002
10
When Colleges Sang: The Story of Singing in American College ...
Some years after the forming of Pierian, students formed a Preparatory ensemble called the Arionic. The Arionic served as a feeder organization for Pierian. Members of Arionic worked toward promotion into the ranks of the elite Pierian ...
J. Lloyd Winstead, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PIERIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Pierian is used in the context of the following news items.
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University co-hosts Community Interest Company 10-year …
... Enterprise Works CIC; Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP; and June Burrough, Social Entrepreneur and Founder Director of the Pierian Centre. «University of Bristol, Jul 15»
2
Classical Intoxication
What the book lacks is a certain grace: It could do with less whiff of lamp and more attar of Pierian roses. In her introduction, translator Diane ... «The Weekly Standard, Jul 15»
3
Area's elder learning programs pool their resources
Adult and Community Enrichment at Suncoast Technical College, Lifelong Learning Academy, Longboat Key Education Center and Pierian ... «Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Your RHS memory could go in new book
They intend to organize the book similar to the Pierian high school yearbook, which will include sections such as school traditions, activities ... «Richmond, Jul 15»
5
Mary Zahran: Bard's plays transcend time, place
"A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring." Alexander Pope. By Mary Zahran. Dana Dusbiber, an English ... «Fayetteville Observer, Jun 15»
6
Nine Ladies Dancing: The Muses on Ancient Coins
Another story places their home beside the Pierian spring, at the foot of Mount Olympos (2,919 meters, or 9,570 ft.). Chief among them was ... «CoinWeek, May 15»
7
Conducting Change
Originally called the Pierian Sodality, the group was founded in 1808 as a relatively loose confederation of interested players. “Instead of going ... «Harvard Crimson, Apr 15»
8
Stage is set for famous Harvard Glee Club at Kent Hall
... to sing with the prestigious club which was founded in 1858 by the president of Harvard's Pierian Sodality and several of its college friends. «The Westerly Sun, Apr 15»
9
Creating a Conceptual Wedding Photo of a Sideways World in a Bar
A few years back Alex Pope wrote, “A little Learning is a dang'rous Thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring,” which spawned an ... «PetaPixel, Feb 15»
10
Turkish mountain climbers missing in Greece
The fire department of Katerini, a town in Central Macedonia where the Pierian Mountains are located, reported that the emergency call had ... «www.worldbulletin.net, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pierian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pierian>. Aug 2019 ».
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