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Monday, February 2, 2015
Word from Mythology: Museum
The word MUSEUM comes to use from the Greek Muses, the goddesses of art and knowledge. Our word is a borrowing of the Latin word museum, which in turn comes from the Greek word mouseion, meaning a shrine of the Muses. You can see a list of the nine Muses and their special gifts in this Wikipedia article.