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Meaning of GNOME

Pronunciation:  nowm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a short pithy saying expressing a general truth
  2. [n]  a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure

GNOME is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: dwarf
 See Also: Andvari, axiom, faerie, faery, fairy, maxim, Murphy's Law, Nibelung, Sod's Law, sprite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gnome\, n. [F. gnome, prob. fr. Gr. gnw`mon one that
knows, a guardian, i. e., of the treasures in the inner parts
of the earth, or fr. ? intelligence, both fr. gnw^nai,
gignw^skein, to know. See {Know}.]
1. An imaginary being, supposed by the Rosicrucians to
   inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the
   guardian of mines, quarries, etc.

2. A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen
   features, or of strange appearance.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A small owl ({Glaucidium gnoma}) of the Western
   United States.

4. [Gr. ?.] A brief reflection or maxim. --Peacham.

Computing Dictionary

gnu network object model environment

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a gnome in your dream means the inner child and its fantasies.
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