Corybant
Corybant Cor"y*bant (k?r"?-b?nt), n.; pl. E. {Corybants} (-b?nts), oftener L. {Corybantes} (-b?n"t?z). [L. Corybas, Gr. Kory`bas.] One of the priests of Cybele in Phrygia. The rites of the Corybants were accompanied by wild music, dancing, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Corybant — [kôr′ə bant΄] n. pl. Corybants or Corybantes [kôr′əban′tēz΄] 1. a) any of the attendants who follow the Phrygian goddess Cybele with dancing and frenzied orgies b) a priest in the worship of Cybele 2. [c ] a reveler Corybantic [kôr′əban′tik] ad …   English World dictionary

  • Corybant — /kawr euh bant , kor /, n., pl. Corybantes /kawr euh ban teez, kor /, Corybants. 1. Class. Myth. any of the spirits or secondary divinities attending Cybele with wild music and dancing. 2. an ancient Phrygian priest of Cybele. [1350 1400; ME < L… …   Universalium

  • Corybant — Cor•y•bant [[t]ˈkɔr əˌbænt, ˈkɒr [/t]] n. pl. Cor•y•ban•tes [[t]ˌkɔr əˈbæn tiz, ˌkɒr [/t]] Cor•y•bants anq a priest or votary of Cybele • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < L Corybant , s. of Corybās < Gk Korýbās cor y•ban′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • Corybant — noun (plural Corybants or Corybantes) Etymology: Middle French Corybante, from Latin Corybas, from Greek Korybas Date: 14th century one of the attendants or priests of Cybele noted for wildly emotional processions and rites …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Corybant — n. priest that served the Phrygian goddess Cybele wild dancing and music (Ancient Mythology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • corybant — cor·y·bant …   English syllables

  • Corybant — /ˈkɒribænt/ (say koreebant) noun (plural Corybants or Corybantes /kɒriˈbæntiz/ (say koree banteez)) 1. one of the spirits or secondary divinities fabled to form the train of the ancient goddess Cybele, following her over the mountains by… …   Australian English dictionary

  • corybant —   n. priest, votary or attendant of Cybele, ancient goddess of nature.    ♦ corybantic,   a. pertaining to wild and noisy rites performed by these; n. wild, frenzied dance …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • corybant — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Corybantes — Corybant Cor y*bant (k?r ? b?nt), n.; pl. E. {Corybants} ( b?nts), oftener L. {Corybantes} ( b?n t?z). [L. Corybas, Gr. Kory bas.] One of the priests of Cybele in Phrygia. The rites of the Corybants were accompanied by wild music, dancing, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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