I. noun Etymology: Greek gnōmē, from gignōskein to know — more at know Date: 1577 maxim, aphorism II. noun Etymology: French, from New Latin gnomus Date: 1661 1. an ageless and often deformed dwarf of folklore who lives in the earth and usually guards treasure 2. an elemental being in the theory of Paracelsus that inhabits earth • gnomelike adjectivegnomish adjective

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