[ koor-os ]
/ ˈkʊər ɒs /
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noun, plural kou·roi [koor-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
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How to use kouros in a sentence
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