fem. proper name, from Latin Corinna, from Greek Korinna, diminutive of kore "maiden," also an epithet of Persephone; see Kore.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for corinna

Historical Examples of corinna

  • No young lady in the Corinna Institute had ever had a word from him.

    A Mortal Antipathy

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • He entreats the aid of Isis and Lucina in behalf of Corinna, in her labour.

  • I will add this inscription too; "Naso, for the preservation of Corinna, offers these."

  • He says that he is the slave of Corinna, and complains of the tyranny which she exercises over him.

  • He laments the death of the parrot which he had given to Corinna.