plural noun

variants or Cabeiri
: a group of ancient Greek deities of Phrygian probably chthonic origin whose mysteries of Samothrace were second in repute only to the Eleusinian mysteries

Word History


Latin Cabiri, Cabeiri, from Greek Kabiroi, Kabeiroi

First Known Use

1703, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cabiri was in 1703

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“Cabiri.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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