Tuesday, May 21, 2013

To live a parnassian life

Today’s A Word A Day is one that I think I can put to good use.

parnassian

PRONUNCIATION: (pahr-NAS-ee-uhn)

MEANING: adjective: Of or relating to poetry.

ETYMOLOGY: After Mount Parnassus, a mountain in Greece, considered sacred to Apollo, the Greek god of music and poetry, and the Muses. Earliest documented use: 1565.

2 comments:

Gordon Cheng said...

'Parnassus' is part of the Meriden school song. Sounds weird every time they sing it.

Ali said...

Oh, that is weird. I have never come across this word before ... Sounds like someone was trying to be high-faluting with that song.