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Pronounced: [like it looks], noun/verb/adj

Notes: I knew some of the definitions, but not all of them, so it’s here


Yesterday’s word

The word Parnassian means

  • of, or related to, poetry
  • related to Mount Parnassus
First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

Parnassus (Mount Parnassus) is a mountains range in central Greek. Our word comes from the Latin word for it: Parnassius. I’m not sure how the word came to refer to poetry.

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