[ koo r-os ]
/ ˈkʊər ɒs /
noun, plural kou·roi [koo r-oi] /ˈkʊər ɔɪ/. Greek Antiquity.
a sculptured representation of a young man, especially one produced prior to the 5th century b.c.
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Origin of kouros
1915–20; < Greek koûros, dialectal variant of kóros boy; cf. kore
Words nearby kouros
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Example sentences from the Web for kouroi
Meantime earth as she brings forth vegetation in spring is Kourotrophos, rearer of Kouroi, or the young men of the tribe.Five Stages of Greek Religion|Gilbert Murray