[koo r-os]

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.

Origin of kouros

1915–20; < Greek koûros, dialectal variant of kóros boy; cf. kore
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Historical Examples of kouroi

  • Meantime earth as she brings forth vegetation in spring is Kourotrophos, rearer of Kouroi, or the young men of the tribe.