Parnassus definition by Webster's New World
- poetry or poets collectively
- any center of poetic or artistic activity
Origin: after Mount Parnassus
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mountain in central Greece, near the Gulf of Corinth: 8,061 ft (2,457 m): sacred to Apollo and the Muses in ancient times
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Parnasos
Parnassus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A mountain, about 2,458 m (8,060 ft) high, of central Greece north of the Gulf of Corinth. In ancient times it was sacred to Apollo, Dionysus, and the Muses. Delphi was at the foot of the mountain.