Corybant

Corybant

[kawr-uh-bant, kor-]
noun, plural Corybantes [kawr-uh-ban-teez, kor-] , Corybants.
1.
Classical Mythology. any of the spirits or secondary divinities attending Cybele with wild music and dancing.
2.
an ancient Phrygian priest of Cybele.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Corybant- (stem of Corybās) < Greek Korybant- (stem of Korýbās)

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Corybant (ˈkɒrɪˌbænt)
 
n , pl Corybants, Corybantes
classical myth a wild attendant of the goddess Cybele
 
[C14: from Latin Corybās, from Greek Korubas, probably of Phrygian origin]
 
Cory'bantian
 
adj
 
Cory'bantic
 
adj
 
Cory'bantine
 
adj

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