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Parnassian

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adjective Par·nas·si·an \pär-ˈna-sē-ən\

Definition of Parnassian

  1. 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. 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

Parnassian noun


1629

First Known Use of parnassian

1629


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