from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A mountain, about 2,458 m (8,060 ft) high, of central Greece north of the Gulf of Corinth. In ancient times it was sacred to Apollo, Dionysus, and the Muses. Delphi was at the foot of the mountain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Name of a mountain in central Greece; according to Greek mythology, this mountain was sacred to Apollo and the Corycian nymphs, and was the home of the Muses.
  • proper n. Home of poetry, literature, and learning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mountain in Greece, sacred to Apollo and the Muses, and famous for a temple of Apollo and for the Castalian spring.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mountain in central Greece, in mythology sacred to the Muses.
  • n. Hence, figuratively The abiding-place of poetry and home of poets: sometimes used as a name for a collection of poems or of elegant literature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived; known as the mythological home of music and poetry


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From Ancient Greek Παρνασσός.



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