Monday, April 18, 2011
Definitions for corybantic
- Frenzied; agitated; unrestrained.
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Citations for corybantic
The key turned with a snap, the door was flung open, and there stood Martha, in a corybantic attitude, brandishing a dinner-plate in one hand, a poker in the other ; her hair was dishevelled, her face red, and fury blazed in her eyes.
I have a vivid recollection of him in the mysteries of the semicuacua, a somewhat corybantic dance which left much to the invention of the performers, and very little to the imagination of the spectator.
Origin of corybantic
Corybantic owes its English use from Latin, but originally refered to a Corybant, a a wild attendant of the goddess Cybele.