parnassism

Parnassian

[pahr-nas-ee-uhn]
adjective
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 in art for art's sake, by an emphasis on metrical form, and by the repression of emotive elements: so called from Le Parnasse Contemporain, the title of their first collection of poems, published in 1866.
noun
4.
a member of the Parnassian school of French poets.

Origin:
1635–45; < Latin Parnassi(us) of Parnassus + -an

Parnassianism, Parnassism, noun
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Parnassian1 (pɑːˈnæsɪən)
 
adj
of or relating to Mount Parnassus or poetry

Parnassian2 (pɑːˈnæsɪən)
 
n
1.  one of a school of French poets of the late 19th century who wrote verse that emphasized metrical form and restricted emotion
 
adj
2.  of or relating to the Parnassians or their poetry
 
[C19: from French parnassien, from ParnasseParnassus; from Le Parnasse contemporain, title of an anthology produced by these poets]
 
Par'nassianism2
 
n
 
Par'nassism2
 
n

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