MEANING: adjective: Relating to learning or poetry.

ETYMOLOGY: After Pieria, a region in Greece. In Greek mythology, Pieria was home to a spring that was sacred to the Muses and inspired anyone who drank from it. Earliest documented use: 1591.

NOTES: Alexander Pope in his poem “An Essay on Criticism” (1709) wrote
“A little learning is a dang’rous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.”

PTERIAN - winged

PIPERIAN - inimical to mice

PIEVIAN - 3.1416 liters of bottled water