Definition of gnome

Definition of gnome
  1. gnome Noun A brief reflection or maxim; a pithy saying.
  2. gnome Noun 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
  3. gnome Noun ("Rosicrucianism") The elemental being of earth.
  4. gnome Noun A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.
  5. gnome Noun A small owl ("Glaucidium gnoma") of the Western United States.
  6. gnome Noun A nature spirit in Heathenry.
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