gnome

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See also: GNOME and gnōmē

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek γνώμη (gnome, thought, opinion), from the base of γιγνώσκειν (gignoskein, to know)

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gnome (plural gnomai)

  1. A brief reflection or maxim; a pithy saying.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French gnome (gnome), from New Latin gnomus, used by Paracelsus as a synonym for Pygmaeus (pygmy)

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gnome (plural gnomes)

  1. A legendary being, supposed to be short, usually bearded men who inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and act as guardians of mines, treasure, etc.
  2. (Rosicrucianism) The elemental being of earth.
  3. A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.
  4. (zoology) A small owl (Glaucidium gnoma) of the Western United States.
  5. A small statue placed in a garden to ward off pests and protect a home from sorcery.
  6. (astronomy, meteorology) An upper atmospheric optical phenomenon associated with thunderstorms, a compact blue starter.
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French[edit]

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gnome m (plural gnomes)

  1. gnome

Italian[edit]

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gnome f

  1. plural form of gnoma