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Par·nas·sus(pär-năs′əs) also Par·nas·sós (-nä-sôs′)
A mountain, about 2,457 m (8,061 ft) high, of central Greece north of the Gulf of Corinth. In ancient times it was sacred to Apollo, Dionysus, and the Muses. Delphi was at the foot of the mountain.
1. (Placename) Mount Parnassus a mountain in central Greece, in NW Boeotia: in ancient times sacred to Dionysus, Apollo, and the Muses, with the Castalian Spring and Delphi on its slopes. Height: 2457 m (8061 ft). Modern Greek names: Parnassós or Liákoura
a. the world of poetry
b. a centre of poetic or other creative activity
3. (Poetry) a collection of verse or belles-lettres
Mount, a mountain in central Greece, N of the Gulf of Corinth and near Delphi. ab. 8000 ft. (2440 m).
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|Noun||1.||Parnassus - (Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived; known as the mythological home of music and poetry; "Liakoura is the modern name of Mount Parnassus"|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks