Corinthians

[ kuh-rin-thee-uh nz ]
/ kəˈrɪn θi ənz /

noun (used with a singular verb)

either of two books of the New Testament, I Corinthians or II Corinthians, written by Paul. Abbreviation: I Cor., II Cor.

Definition for corinthians (2 of 2)

Corinthian

[ kuh-rin-thee-uh n ]
/ kəˈrɪn θi ən /

adjective

noun

Origin of Corinthian

1350–1400; Middle English Corinthi(es) men of Corinth (< Latin Corinthiī < Greek Korínthioi; see Corinth) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for corinthians (1 of 2)

Corinthians

/ (kəˈrɪnθɪənz) /

noun

(functioning as singular) either of two books of the New Testament (in full The First and Second Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians)

British Dictionary definitions for corinthians (2 of 2)

Corinthian

/ (kəˈrɪnθɪən) /

adjective

of, characteristic of, or relating to Corinth
of, denoting, or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture: characterized by a bell-shaped capital having carved ornaments based on acanthus leavesSee also Ionic, Doric, composite (def. 4), Tuscan
given to luxury; dissolute
ornate and elaborate

noun

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Culture definitions for corinthians

Corinthian

[ (kuh-rin-thee-uhn) ]

One of the three main styles of Greek architecture (the others are Doric and Ionic). The Corinthian column is slender and fluted; the capital incorporates sculpted leaves.

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