Definition of Parnassus

1. 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. "Liakoura is the modern name of Mount Parnassus"

Exact synonyms: Liakoura, Mount Parnassus
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Group relationships: Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic
Generic synonyms: Mountain Peak

Definition of Parnassus

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

Definition of Parnassus

1. 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. ¹

2. Proper noun. (figuratively) Home of poetry, literature, and learning. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Parnassus

1. A mountain in Greece, sacred to Apollo and the Muses, and famous for a temple of Apollo and for the Castalian spring. Grass of Parnassus. See Grass, and Parnassia. To climb Parnassus, to write poetry. Origin: L, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Parnassus

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1. Elizabethan Critical Essays by George Gregory Smith (1904)
"II THE RETURNE FROM parnassus 1601 [The following extract is taken from the Second Part of ... The three ' parnassus' comedies have been edited by the Rev. ..."

2. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1818)
"DELPHI, TO THE SUMMIT OF parnassus, ... of parnassus—Prospect—Condition of the inhabitants—Alteration of ... Plants of parnassus — Lug.iri, ..."

3. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1818)
"DELPHI, TO THE SUMMIT OF parnassus, ... of parnassus—Prospect—Condition of the inhabitants—Alteration of ... of the vegetation—Crater of parnassus— ..."

4. Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and by Robert Chambers, David Patrick (1901)
"The academic trilogy The Pilgrimage to parnassus and the ... The Pilgrimage to parnassus.—A play of this name was acted at St John's College, Cambridge, ..."

5. The Plays & Poems of Robert Greene by Robert Greene (1905)
"APPENDIX IN 1600 appeared the anthology entitled England's parnassus: ' Englands ... 1 See Dr. Farmer's MS. note in his copy of the parnassus in the British ..."

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