[ 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.
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Origin of Corybant
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin Corybant- (stem of Corybās) <Greek Korybant- (stem of Korýbās)
Words nearby Corybant
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How to use Corybant in a sentence
Corybant, kor′i-bant, n. a priest of Cybele, whose rites were accompanied with noisy music and wild dances:—Eng.
British Dictionary definitions for Corybant
/ (ˈkɒrɪˌbænt) /
noun plural Corybants or Corybantes (ˌkɒrɪˈbæntiːz)
classical myth a wild attendant of the goddess Cybele
Derived forms of CorybantCorybantian, Corybantic or Corybantine, adjective
Word Origin for Corybant
C14: from Latin Corybās, from Greek Korubas, probably of Phrygian origin
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