- an ancient city in Greece, on the Isthmus of Corinth: one of the wealthiest and most powerful of the ancient Greek cities.
- a port in the NE Peloponnesus, in S Greece: NE of the site of ancient Corinth.
- Gulf of Corinth. Also called Gulf of Lepanto. an arm of the Ionian Sea, N of the Peloponnesus.
- Isthmus of Cornith, an isthmus at the head of the Gulf of Corinth, connecting the Peloponnesus with central Greece: traversed by a ship canal.
- a city in NE Mississippi.
Greek Kó·rin·thos [kawrr-in-thaws] /ˈkɔr ɪnˌθɔs/ (for defs 1, 2).
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Next day he sacrificed, and led his army up to the gates of Corinth.
Subsequently the Lacedaemonians made a second expedition against Corinth.
The majority of them consisted of troops which he had commanded at Corinth.
The messenger with the news of their success at Thyamia arrived at Corinth in the night.
- a port in S Greece, in the NE Peloponnese: the modern town is near the site of the ancient city, the largest and richest of the city-states after Athens. Pop (municipality): 36 991 (2001)Modern Greek name: Kórinthos
- a region of ancient Greece, occupying most of the Isthmus of Corinth and part of the NE Peloponnese
- Gulf of Corinth or Gulf of Lepanto an inlet of the Ionian Sea between the Peloponnese and central Greece
- Isthmus of Corinth a narrow strip of land between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf: crossed by the Corinth Canal making navigation possible between the gulfs
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Word Origin and History for corinth
city in Greece, from Latin Corinthus, from Greek Korinthos, from Pelasgian *kar- "point, peak." The -nthos identifies it as being from the lost pre-IE language of Greece.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper