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Word Origin and History for curetes


from Latin Curetes, from Greek Kouretes, plural of Koures, literally "youthful," related to koros "youth, child."

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Examples from the Web for curetes

Historical Examples

  • But the hero from whom the Curetes obtained their name is not mentioned.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3)


  • Like the Curetes and Telchines they are mythical types of prehistoric workmen and architects, and as such the objects of worship.

  • On this the goddess set the Curetes and the Aetolians fighting furiously about the head and skin of the boar.

  • The Curetes belong to the most ancient times of Greece, and probably are to be counted among the first inhabitants of Phrygia.

  • The myths relating to the Curetes abound with different statements and confusion.