Gnome (disambiguation)

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A gnome is a diminutive spirit in Renaissance magic and alchemy.

Gnome or GNOME may also refer to:


Gnomes in fictional universes[edit]


  • Gnome (DC comics), a member of the DC Comics superhero team Elementals which first appeared in Super Friends in 1978
  • Big Ears (character), a gnome featuring in the Noddy series of children's books by Enid Blyton
  • Gnome, a villain appearing in the Marvel Comics series Nightmask of 1986
  • Lord Gnome, the fictional proprietor of Private Eye the British satirical magazine
  • Gnomes, characters in the animated show Gravity Falls

Titled works[edit]

Technology and engineering[edit]


  • GNOME, a desktop environment software for computers running GNU/Linux and Unix-like operating systems
  • GNO/ME, short for the GNO Multitasking Environment, for the Apple IIGS computer
  • Gnome sort, a sorting algorithm

Other uses[edit]

  • Ramón Mercader (1913–1978), a foreign agent of the USSR codenamed GNOME, who assassinated Leon Trotsky in 1940
  • Gnome Press, a small-press publishing company known for publishing many science fiction classics (1948–1962)
  • "The Gnome", a song by British psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd
  • Garden gnomes, figurines used as lawn ornaments
  • Gnome (rhetoric), saying or maxim providing instruction in compact form

See also[edit]