Parnassus

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English[edit]

Pallas Athene Visiting Apollo on the Parnassus (1703) by Arnold Houbraken

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Παρνασσός (Parnassós).

Proper noun[edit]

Parnassus

  1. A mountain in central Greece, adjacent the site of the ancient city of Delphi, that in Greek mythology was sacred to Apollo and the Corycian nymphs and was the home of the Muses.
  2. (figuratively) The home of poetry, literature, and learning.

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Latin[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Parnassus m sg (genitive Parnassī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of Parnāsus

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Parnassus
Genitive Parnassī
Dative Parnassō
Accusative Parnassum
Ablative Parnassō
Vocative Parnasse
Locative Parnassī