- an ancient city in Greece, on the Isthmus of Corinth: one of the wealthiest and most powerful of the ancient Greek cities.
- a port in the NE Peloponnesus, in S Greece: NE of the site of ancient Corinth.
- Gulf of Corinth. Also called Gulf of Lepanto. an arm of the Ionian Sea, N of the Peloponnesus.
- Isthmus of Cornith, an isthmus at the head of the Gulf of Corinth, connecting the Peloponnesus with central Greece: traversed by a ship canal.
- a city in NE Mississippi.
Greek Kó·rin·thos [kawrr-in-thaws] /ˈkɔr ɪnˌθɔs/ (for defs 1, 2).
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- transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Corinth
- a port in S Greece, in the NE Peloponnese: the modern town is near the site of the ancient city, the largest and richest of the city-states after Athens. Pop (municipality): 36 991 (2001)Modern Greek name: Kórinthos
- a region of ancient Greece, occupying most of the Isthmus of Corinth and part of the NE Peloponnese
- Gulf of Corinth or Gulf of Lepanto an inlet of the Ionian Sea between the Peloponnese and central Greece
- Isthmus of Corinth a narrow strip of land between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf: crossed by the Corinth Canal making navigation possible between the gulfs
Word Origin and History for kórinthos
city in Greece, from Latin Corinthus, from Greek Korinthos, from Pelasgian *kar- "point, peak." The -nthos identifies it as being from the lost pre-IE language of Greece.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper