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See also gnōmē

English

Etymology 1

From Greek γνωμη ‘thought, opinion’, from the base of γιγνωσκειν ‘to know’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /nəʊm/, IPA: /nəʊmi/

Noun

Singular
gnome

Plural
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gnome ({{{1}}})
  1. A brief reflection or maxim; a pithy saying.

Etymology 2

From French gnome, from modern Latin gnomus, used by Paracelsus as a synonym for Pygmaeus ‘pygmy’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
gnome

Plural
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gnome ({{{1}}})
  1. A legendary being, supposed to be short, usually bearded men who inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and act as guardians of mines, treasure, etc
  2. (Rosicrucianism) The elemental being of earth.
  3. A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.
  4. (zoology) A small owl (Glaucidium gnoma) of the Western United States.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A nature spirit in Heathenry.
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