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noun plural Di·os·cu·ri \ˌdī-əs-ˈkyr-ˌī, dī-ˈäs-kyə-ˌrī\

Definition of DIOSCURI

:  the twins Castor and Pollux reunited as stars in the sky by Zeus after Castor's death and regarded as patrons of athletes and sailors

Origin of DIOSCURI

New Latin, from Greek Dioskouroi, literally, sons of Zeus, from Dios (genitive of Zeus; akin to Latin divus divine) + kouroi, plural of kouros, koros boy — more at deity, crescent
First Known Use: 1640


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