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Corybant

[kawr-uh-bant, kor-] /ˈkɔr əˌbænt, ˈkɒr-/
noun, plural Corybantes
[kawr-uh-ban-teez, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈbæn tiz, ˌkɒr-/ (Show IPA),
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
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin Corybant- (stem of Corybās) < Greek Korybant- (stem of Korýbās)
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British Dictionary definitions for Corybant

Corybant

/ˈkɒrɪˌbænt/
noun (pl) Corybants, Corybantes (ˌkɒrɪˈbæntiːz)
1.
(classical myth) a wild attendant of the goddess Cybele
Derived Forms
Corybantian, Corybantic, Corybantine, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin Corybās, from Greek Korubas, probably of Phrygian origin
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