Pronunciation: (pär-nas'us),[key] —n. 1. Mount. Modern, Liakoura. 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.