Corybant

[ kawr-uh-bant, kor- ]
/ ˈkɔr əˌbænt, ˈkɒr- /
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noun, plural Cor·y·ban·tes [kawr-uh-ban-teez, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈbæn tiz, ˌkɒr-/, Cor·y·bants.

Classical Mythology. any of the spirits or secondary divinities attending Cybele with wild music and dancing.
an ancient Phrygian priest of Cybele.

Origin of Corybant

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Corybant- (stem of Corybās) < Greek Korybant- (stem of Korýbās)

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Corybant

/ (ˈkɒrɪˌbænt) /

noun plural Corybants or Corybantes (ˌkɒrɪˈbæntiːz)

classical myth a wild attendant of the goddess Cybele
Derived FormsCorybantian, Corybantic or Corybantine, adjective

Word Origin for Corybant

C14: from Latin Corybās, from Greek Korubas, probably of Phrygian origin

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