Par·​nas·​si·​an pär-ˈna-sē-ən How to pronounce Parnassian (audio)
[Latin parnassius of Parnassus, from Greek parnasios, from Parnasos Parnassus, mountain in Greece sacred to Apollo and the Muses] : of or relating to poetry
[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

Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Parnassian was in 1602

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“Parnassian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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