Pronunciation: (pär-nas'us), [key]
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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