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.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: