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Definitions of gnome

  1. a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a short pithy saying expressing a general truth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. An imaginary being, supposed by the Rosicrucians to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardian of mines, quarries, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A small owl (Glaucidium gnoma) of the Western United States. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A brief reflection or maxim. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. An imaginary guardian of the treasures of the inner parts of the earth; a dwarf; a person of strange appearance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A sententious saying. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. GNOMIC. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A kind of sprite, said to preside over the inner parts of the earth and its treasures: a dwarf or goblin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A fabled subterraneous being; dwarf or goblin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A fabled dwarfed goblin; a humming-bird; small owl. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. An imaginary being, often misshapen and of diminutive size, supposed to inhabit the inner parts of the earth and preside over its secret treasures, mineral and other. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. An imaginary being said to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardian of mines, quarries, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. A 15year PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE issued by the FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION. See also DWARF, MIDGET. thelawdictionary.org
  16. n[=o]m, n. a pithy and sententious saying, generally in verse, embodying some moral sentiment or precept.--GNOMIC POETS, a class of writers of this form in Greek literature. [Gr. gn[=o]m[=e], an opinion--gn[=o]nai, gign[=o]skein, to know.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. n[=o]m, n. a sprite guarding the inner parts of the earth and its treasures: a dwarf or goblin. [Fr.,--a word traced by Littré to Paracelsus, and perh. formed from Gr. gn[=o]m[=e], intelligence.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Maxim, aphorism. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. Diminutive spirit of subterranean race guarding treasures of earth (cf. SYLPH, SALAMANDER, NYMPH), goblin, dwarf. Hence gnomish a. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. [Gr.] A brief and weighty sentence, a maxim, as " Know thyself." Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. n. [Greek] An imaginary being, supposed to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardian of mines, quarries, &e.;—a dwarf; a goblin; a maxim; an apothegm. Cabinet Dictionary

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