Corybants
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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

  • Korybantes — Topics in Greek mythology Gods Primordial gods and Titans Zeus and the Olympians Pan and the nymphs Apollo and Dionysus Sea gods and Earth gods Heroes Heracles and his Labors Achilles and the Trojan War …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • corybante — [ kɔribɑ̃t ] n. m. • 1512; coryban v. 1375; gr. korubas, antos ♦ Dans l Antiquité, Prêtre de la déesse Cybèle. ● corybante nom masculin (grec korubantes) Prêtre phrygien de Cybèle, pratiquant des danses extatiques. ⇒CORYBANTE, subst. masc. Le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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 — [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

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