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Parnassian

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

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
Parnassian noun
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First Known Use of PARNASSIAN

1629

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