Meaning of Parnassus

Par•nas•sus

Pronunciation: (pär-nas'us), [key]
— n.
  1. Modern,a mountain in central Greece, N of the Gulf of Corinth and near Delphi. ab. 8000 ft. (2440 m).
  2. a collection of poems or of elegant literature.
  3. the world of poetry or poets collectively: a rhymester striving to enter Parnassus.
  4. any center of poetry or artistic activity: Greenwich Village was once the Parnassus of the U.S.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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