Definition of Parnassian
1 [Latin parnassius of Parnassus, from Greek parnasios, from Parnasos Parnassus, mountain in Greece sacred to Apollo and the Muses] : of or relating to poetry
2 [French parnassien, from Parnasse Parnassus; from Le Parnasse contemporain (1866), an anthology of poetry] : of or relating to a school of French poets of the second half of the 19th century emphasizing metrical form rather than emotion
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