Parnassus



[pahr-nas-uh s] /pɑrˈnæs əs/

noun
1.
Mount. Modern name Liakoura. a mountain in central Greece, N of the Gulf of Corinth and near Delphi. About 8000 feet (2440 meters).
2.
a collection of poems or of elegant literature.
3.
the world of poetry or poets collectively:
a rhymester striving to enter Parnassus.
4.
any center of poetry or artistic activity:
Greenwich Village was once the Parnassus of the U.S.
/pɑːˈnæsəs/
noun
1.
Mount Parnassus, a mountain in central Greece, in NW Boeotia: in ancient times sacred to Dionysus, Apollo, and the Muses, with the Castalian Spring and Delphi on its slopes. Height: 2457 m (8061 ft) Modern Greek names Parnassós (ˌparnaˈsɔs), Liákoura
2.

3.
a collection of verse or belles-lettres
n.

late 14c., from Latin, from Greek Parnassos, mountain in central Greece, sacred to Apollo and the Muses, thus symbolic of poetry. Room writes that the name is from Hittite parna “abode.” Related: Parnassian.
Parnassus [(pahr-nas-uhs)]

A mountain in Greece. According to classical mythology, it was one of the mountains where the Muses lived. The Delphic oracle was on one of its slopes.

Note: Parnassus is known as the mythological home of poetry and music.

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