variants: or Cabeiri \ kəˈbīrē , -​bīˌrī \

Definition of Cabiri

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

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First Known Use of Cabiri

1703, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cabiri

Latin Cabiri, Cabeiri, from Greek Kabiroi, Kabeiroi

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“Cabiri.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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