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Corinthian

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noun Co·rin·thi·an \kə-ˈrin(t)-thē-ən\

Definition of Corinthian

  1. 1 :  a native or resident of Corinth, Greece

  2. 2 :  a merry profligate man



1520

First Known Use of corinthian

1520


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Corinthian

adjective Co·rin·thi·an

Definition of Corinthian

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of Corinth or Corinthians

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the lightest and most ornate of the three ancient Greek architectural orders distinguished especially by its large capitals decorated with carved acanthus leaves — see order illustration



1594

First Known Use of corinthian

1594


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