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Definition of Gnome


  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. A small owl (Glaucidium gnoma) of the Western United States.
  4. A brief reflection or maxim.

Gnome Quotations

As a composer and as a musician I'm a true believer - and this is not to be overly diplomatic - I'm a believer that there's artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There's art in absolutely everything.
Darren Criss

In the GNOME project we tried to keep the platform language independent.
Miguel de Icaza

We cannot choose one desktop over the other - Gnome or KDE - because there's users for both code bases.
Miguel de Icaza

OS X is sweet: it's simple and intuitive, and I think GNOME shares a lot of values with it.
Nat Friedman
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Gnome Translations

gnome in Dutch is aardmannetje, gnoom
gnome in German is Gnom
gnome in Norwegian is dverg
gnome in Spanish is gnomo
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