noun \ˈnōm\

Definition of GNOME

Origin of GNOME

Greek gnōmē, from gignōskein to know — more at know
First Known Use: 1577

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

Rhymes with GNOME



Definition of GNOME

:  an ageless and often deformed dwarf of folklore who lives in the earth and usually guards treasure
:  an elemental being in the theory of Paracelsus that inhabits earth
gnome·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective
gnom·ish \ˈnō-mish\ adjective

Origin of GNOME

French, from New Latin gnomus
First Known Use: 1661

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix


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