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Corinthians

[kuh-rin-thee-uhnz]
noun (used with a singular verb)
either of two books of the new testament, I Corinthians or II Corinthians, written by Paul. Abbreviation: I Cor., II Cor.
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Corinthians (kəˈrɪnθɪənz)
 
n
(functioning as singular) either of two books of the New Testament (in full The First and Second Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians)

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Corinthian
1650s as an architectural order, from Corinth, the ancient Gk. city-state. In classical times Corinth was notorious for its luxury and licentiousness among the Greek states (and for not scorning trade and profit); hence Corinthian n. and adj. in various slang or colloquial
sense in English, especially "a swell, a man about town" (early to mid-19c. but especially in the 1820s).
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Corinthian [(kuh-rin-thee-uhn)]

One of the three main styles of Greek architecture (the others are Doric and Ionic). The Corinthian column is slender and fluted; the capital incorporates sculpted leaves.

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