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 for Gnome
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gnome \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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen
        features, or of strange appearance.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Zool.) A small owl ({Glaucidium gnoma) of the Western
        United States.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. [Gr. ?.] A brief reflection or maxim. --Peacham. Gnomic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gnome
      n 1: a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in
           the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure [syn:
           gnome, dwarf]
      2: a short pithy saying expressing a general truth

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "gnome":
     Ariel, Befind, Corrigan, Finnbeara, Lilliputian, Mab, Oberon,
     Titania, Tom Thumb, adage, ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm,
     axiom, banshee, brocard, brownie, byword, catchword, cluricaune,
     collected sayings, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, dwarf,
     elemental, elemental spirit, elf, epigram, expression, fairy,
     fairy queen, fay, goblin, golden saying, gremlin, hob, homunculus,
     imp, kobold, leprechaun, manikin, maxim, midge, midget, moral, mot,
     motto, oracle, ouphe, peewee, peri, phrase, pip-squeak,
     pithy saying, pixie, pooka, precept, prescript, proverb,
     proverbial saying, proverbs, puca, pwca, pygmy, rule, runt,
     salamander, saw, saying, sentence, sententious expression, shrimp,
     sloka, sprite, stock saying, sutra, sylph, sylphid, teaching, text,
     truism, undine, verse, wart, wisdom, wisdom literature,
     wise saying, witticism, word, words of wisdom
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  GNOME
         GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNU, GNOME, GUI)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  GNU Network Object Model Environment
  GNOME
  
      (GNOME) A project to build a complete,
     user-friendly desktop based entirely on free software.
     GNOME is part of the GNU project and part of the
     OpenSource movement.  The desktop will consist of small
     utilities and larger applications which share a consistent
     look and feel.  GNOME uses GTK+ as the GUI toolkit for
     applications.
  
     GNOME is intended to run on any modern and functional
     Unix-like system.  The current version runs on Linux,
     FreeBSD, IRIX and Solaris.
  
     http://gnome.org/)">(http://gnome.org/).
  
     (1998-10-17)
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  GNOME, n.  In North-European mythology, a dwarfish imp inhabiting the
  interior parts of the earth and having special custody of mineral
  treasures.  Bjorsen, who died in 1765, says gnomes were common enough
  in the southern parts of Sweden in his boyhood, and he frequently saw
  them scampering on the hills in the evening twilight.  Ludwig
  Binkerhoof saw three as recently as 1792, in the Black Forest, and
  Sneddeker avers that in 1803 they drove a party of miners out of a
  Silesian mine.  Basing our computations upon data supplied by these
  statements, we find that the gnomes were probably extinct as early as
  1764.
  

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