Parnassian
Parnassian Par*nas"sian, n. [F. parnassien.] One of a school of French poets of the Second Empire (1852-70) who emphasized metrical form and made little use of emotion as poetic material; -- so called from the name (Parnasse contemporain) of the volume in which their first poems were collected in 1866. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Parnassian — Par*nas sian, a. [L. Parnassius.] Of or pertaining to Parnassus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parnassian — Par*nas sian, n. [See {Parnassus}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to the genus {Parnassius}. They inhabit the mountains, both in the Old World and in America. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parnassian — [pär nas′ē ən] adj. [L Parnassius] 1. of Mount Parnassus 2. of the art of poetry 3. of the Parnassians n. [Fr parnassien, after Le Parnasse contemporain, title of their first collection (1866)] a member of a school of 19th cent. French poets… …   English World dictionary

  • Parnassian — adjective Date: 1629 1. [Latin parnassius of Parnassus, from Greek parnasios, from Parnasos Parnassus, mountain in Greece sacred to Apollo and the Muses] of or relating to poetry 2. [French parnassien, from Parnasse Parnassus; from Le Parnasse… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Parnassian — Parnassianism, Parnassism, n. /pahr nas ee euhn/, adj. 1. pertaining to Mount Parnassus. 2. pertaining to poetry. 3. of, pertaining to, or noting a school of French poets of the latter half of the 19th century, characterized chiefly by a belief… …   Universalium

  • Parnassian — Par•nas•si•an [[t]pɑrˈnæs i ən[/t]] adj. 1) geg pertaining to Mount Parnassus 2) lit. pertaining to poetry 3) lit. pertaining to or noting a school of French poets of the late 19th century who emphasized form over emotion 4) lit. a poet of the… …   From formal English to slang

  • Parnassian — /paˈnæsiən/ (say pah naseeuhn) adjective 1. relating to Mount Parnassus. 2. relating to poetry. 3. denoting or relating to a school of French poets, of the latter half of the 19th century, characterised especially by emphasis of form and by… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Parnassian — adj. of or pertaining to the Greek mountain Parnassus; of or pertaining to poetic works; poetic; of or pertaining to the 19th century French school of poets n. poet of the 19th century French school of classical poets who made little use of… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Parnassian — [pα: nasɪən] adjective 1》 relating to poetry; poetic. 2》 denoting a group of French poets who emphasized strictness of form, named from the anthology Le Parnasse contemporain (1866) …   English new terms dictionary

  • parnassian — par·nas·sian …   English syllables

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