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gnome

play
noun \ˈnōm\

Definition of gnome



Origin of gnome

Greek gnōmē, from gignōskein to know — more at know


First Known Use: 1577

Rhymes with gnome


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gnome

noun

Definition of gnome

  1. 1 :  an ageless and often deformed dwarf of folklore who lives in the earth and usually guards treasure

  2. 2 :  an elemental being in the theory of Paracelsus that inhabits earth

gnomelike play \-ˌlīk\ adjective
gnomish play \ˈnō-mish\ adjective


Origin of gnome

French, from New Latin gnomus


First Known Use: 1661

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms


GNOME Defined for Kids

gnome

play
noun \ˈnōm\

Definition of gnome for Students

  1. :  an imaginary dwarf believed to live inside the earth and guard treasure





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