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Corinthian

noun Co·rin·thi·an \ kə-ˈrin(t)-thē-ən \

Definition of Corinthian

1 : a native or resident of Corinth, Greece
2 : a merry profligate man

First Known Use of corinthian

1520

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Corinthian

adjective

Definition of Corinthian

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Corinth or Corinthians
2 : of or relating to the lightest and most ornate of the three ancient Greek architectural orders distinguished especially by its large capitals decorated with carved acanthus leaves — see order illustration

First Known Use of corinthian

1594

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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