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[koo r-os] /ˈkʊər ɒs/
noun, plural kouroi
[koo r-oi] /ˈkʊər ɔɪ/ (Show IPA).
Greek Antiquity.
a sculptured representation of a young man, especially one produced prior to the 5th century b.c.
Origin of kouros
1915-20; < Greek koûros, dialectal variant of kóros boy; cf. kore Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Meantime earth as she brings forth vegetation in spring is Kourotrophos, rearer of kouroi, or the young men of the tribe.

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