- 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, kor′i-bant, n. a priest of Cybele, whose rites were accompanied with noisy music and wild dances:—Eng.
- classical myth a wild attendant of the goddess Cybele
C14: from Latin Corybās, from Greek Korubas, probably of Phrygian origin