Corypheus
Corypheus Cor`y*phe"us (k?r`?-f?"?s), n.; pl. E. {Corypheuses} (-[e^]z), L. {Coryphei} (-f?"?). [L. coryphaeus, fr. Gr. ???, fr. koryfh` head.] (Gr. Antiq.) The conductor, chief, or leader of the dramatic chorus; hence, the chief or leader of a party or interest. [1913 Webster]

That noted corypheus [Dr. John Owen] of the Independent faction. --South. [1913 Webster] ||


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