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

First Known Use of parnassian

1602

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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