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[kuh-bahy-rahy, -ree]
noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. a group of gods, probably of Eastern origin, worshiped in mysteries in various parts of ancient Greece, the cult centers being at Samothrace and Thebes.
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Related formsCab·i·re·an [kab-uh-ree-uh n] /ˌkæb əˈri ən/, Ca·bir·i·an [kuh-bir-ee-uh n] /kəˈbɪr i ən/, Ca·bir·ic [kuh-bir-ik] /kəˈbɪr ɪk/, Cab·i·rit·ic [kab-uh-rit-ik] /ˌkæb əˈrɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The Cabiri were particularly at home in Lemnos, and afterward in Samothrace.

    The Humbugs of the World

    P. T. Barnum

  • The chief mysteries were those of the Cabiri, of Eleusis, and of Isis.

  • The mysteries of the Cabiri are the most ancient of which anything is known.

  • How about your vow of twenty shekels and a bullock that you made to the Cabiri?

  • The mysteries of the Cabiri, for example, are supposed to be of Egyptian origin.