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(thə-lī′ə, thā′lē-ə, thāl′yə)
n. Greek Mythology
1. The Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry.
2. One of the three Graces.

[Latin Thalīa, from Greek Thaleia, from thallein, to flourish, bloom, be luxuriant.]


1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) one of the three Graces
[C17: via Latin from Greek, from thaleia blooming]


(θəˈlaɪ ə, ˈθeɪ li ə, ˈθeɪl yə)

1. the Muse of comedy and idyllic poetry.
2. one of the Graces.
[< Latin < Greek Tháleia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Thalia - (Greek mythology) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetryThalia - (Greek mythology) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Thalia - (Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Grace - (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors
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75-103) These things, then, the Muses sang who dwell on Olympus, nine daughters begotten by great Zeus, Cleio and Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene and Terpsichore, and Erato and Polyhymnia and Urania and Calliope (3), who is the chiefest of them all, for she attends on worshipful princes: whomsoever of heaven-nourished princes the daughters of great Zeus honour, and behold him at his birth, they pour sweet dew upon his tongue, and from his lips flow gracious words.
1 Thaleia vagkopoulou Spiridon Oumvertos Koutayas et al.
78) De ahi que su unica obra conocida, Thaleia, ha llegado hasta nosotros por medio de citas de Atanasio de forma muy fragmentada y no permite reconocer ni siquiera su genero literario, mucho menos su contenido.
Volume Five in the outstanding American institute of MathematicalSciences 'AIMS on Applied Mathematics', "Optimal Control with Applications in Space andQuantum Dynamics" is the collaborative work of Bernard Bonnard and Dominique Sugny (withthe assistance of the editorial team of Benedetto Piccoli, Jose Antonio Carrillo de la Plata, Alessio Figalli, Kenneth Karlsen, James Keener, and Thaleia Zariphopoulou).
In Theogony, Hesiod names Thaleia [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] , sometimes spelled as Thalia [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], as one of the nine muses and daughters of Mnemosyne.
Christopher Morley Thaleia St Paul's Church, Hockley Thaleia, a women's choir set up last year by Myriam Toumi, announced its entrance onto Birmingham's musical scene with a 19th-century programme.