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coryphaeus

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noun, cor·y·phae·us \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈfē-əs, ˌkär-\

Definition of coryphaeus

plural -phaei \-ˈfē-ˌī\

  1. 1 :  the leader of a party or school of thought

  2. 2 :  the leader of a chorus



Origin of coryphaeus

Latin, leader, from Greek koryphaios, from koryphē summit


First Known Use: 1655

Rhymes with coryphaeus


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