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1. Mūsa, ae, f., = Μοῦσα,

  1. I. a muse, one of the goddesses of poetry, music, and the other liberal arts. The ancients reckoned nine of them, viz.: Clio, the muse of history; Melpomene, of tragedy; Thalia, of comedy; Euterpe, of the flute; Terpsichore, of dancing; Calliope, of epic poetry; Erato, of lyric poetry; Urania, of astronomy; Polyhymnia, of the mimic art, Aus. Idyll. 20; Cic. N. D. 3, 21, 54; Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 92: Musarum delubra, Cic. Arch. 11, 27: hic Musarum parens domusque Pieria, Mela, 2, 3, 2: crassiore Musā, in a plainer, clearer manner, without too much refinement, Quint. 1, 10, 28: sine ullā Musā, without any genius, wit, taste, Varr. ap. Non. 448, 16.
  2. II. Transf.
    1. A. A song, a poem: musa procax, Hor. C. 2, 1, 37: pedestris, a style of poetry bordering on prose, id. S. 2, 6, 17.
    2. B. Plur., sciences, studies: quis est omnium, qui modo cum Musis, id est cum humanitate et cum doctrinā habeat aliquod commercium, qui, etc., Cic. Tusc. 5, 23, 66: agrestiores, id. Or. 3, 12: mansuetiores, philosophical studies, id. Fam. 1, 9, 23.

2. Mūsa, ae, m., a Roman surname, e. g. Antonius Musa, a physician in ordinary of Augustus, Suet. Aug. 59; Plin. 19, 8, 38, § 128: Q. Pomponius Musa, in Eckhel. D. N. V. t. 5, p. 283.