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1. One of a fabled race of dwarflike creatures who live underground and guard treasure hoards.
2. In the occult philosophy of Paracelsus, a being that has earth as its element.
[French, from New Latin gnomus, earth elemental in the occult philosophy of Paracelsus, of unknown origin.]
A pithy saying that expresses a general truth or fundamental principle; an aphorism.