from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A mountain, about 2,457 m (8,061 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 The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mountain in central Greece, in mythology sacred to the Muses.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anc. Geog. & Gr. Myth.) A mountain in Greece, sacred to Apollo and the Muses, and famous for a temple of Apollo and for the Castalian spring.
  • noun (Bot.) See under Grass, and Parnassia.
  • noun [Colloq.] to write poetry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun 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 noun figuratively Home of poetry, literature, and learning.

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

  • noun (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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