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Corybant

noun Cor·y·bant \ˈkr-ə-ˌbant, ˈkär-\
plural Cor·y·bants \-ˌban(t)s\ or Cor·y·ban·tes \ˌkr-ə-ˈban-tēz, ˌkär-\

Definition of CORYBANT

:  one of the attendants or priests of Cybele noted for wildly emotional processions and rites

Origin of CORYBANT

Middle French Corybante, from Latin Corybas, from Greek Korybas
First Known Use: 14th century

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