See also: Muse, musé, musė, muše, and Muße

EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French muse, from Latin Mūsa, from Ancient Greek Μοῦσα (Moûsa).

NounEdit

muse (plural muses)

  1. A source of inspiration.
  2. (archaic) A poet; a bard.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 85:
      My toung-tide Muſe in manners holds her ſtill,
      While comments of your praiſe richly compil'd,
      Reſerue their Character with goulden quill,
      And precious phraſe by all the Muſes fil'd.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
Usage notesEdit
  • The plural musae can also be found, though it is much rarer than muses.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English musen, from Old French muser.

VerbEdit

muse (third-person singular simple present muses, present participle musing, simple past and past participle mused)

  1. (intransitive) To become lost in thought, to ponder.
  2. (transitive) To say (something) with due consideration or thought.
  3. (transitive) To think on; to meditate on.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Thomson
      Come, then, expressive Silence, muse his praise.
    • 2013 June 7, David Simpson, “Fantasy of navigation”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 36:
      It is tempting to speculate about the incentives or compulsions that might explain why anyone would take to the skies in [the] basket [of a balloon]: […];  […]; or perhaps to muse on the irrelevance of the borders that separate nation states and keep people from understanding their shared environment.
  4. (transitive) To wonder at.
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona
      Muse not that I thus suddenly proceed; for what I will, I will, and there an end.
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NounEdit

muse (plural muses)

  1. An act of musing; a period of thoughtfulness.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.xii:
      still he sate long time astonished / As in great muse, ne word to creature spake.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 416:
      He fell into a muse and pulled his upper lip.

Etymology 3Edit

From French musse. See muset.

NounEdit

muse (plural muses)

  1. A gap or hole in a hedge, fence, etc. through which a wild animal is accustomed to pass; a muset.
    Find a hare without a muse. (old proverb)

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FrenchEdit

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muse f (plural muses)

  1. artistic inspiration
  2. muse (specific artistic subject)

VerbEdit

muse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of muser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of muser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of muser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of muser
  5. second-person singular imperative of muser

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ItalianEdit

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muse f

  1. plural of musa

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English mūs.

NounEdit

muse

  1. Alternative form of mous

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin Mūsa.

NounEdit

muse

  1. Alternative form of Muse

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French musée, from Latin mūsēum, from Ancient Greek Μουσεῖον (Mouseîon)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mʉ.seː/, [mʉʷ.ˈseː]

NounEdit

muse n (definite singular museet, indefinite plural muse or museer, definite plural museene or musea)

  1. Alternative form of musé

ReferencesEdit

“muse” in The Bokmål Dictionary.


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French musée, from Latin mūsēum, from Ancient Greek Μουσεῖον (Mouseîon)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mʉ.seː/, [mʉʷ.ˈseː]

NounEdit

muse n (definite singular museet, indefinite plural muse, definite plural musea)

  1. Alternative form of musé

ReferencesEdit

“muse” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

muse

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of musirse.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of musirse.