Corinthians

noun

Co·​rin·​thi·​ans kə-ˈrin(t)-thē-ənz How to pronounce Corinthians (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: either of two letters written by St. Paul to the Christians of Corinth and included as books in the New Testament see Bible Table

Examples of Corinthians in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In First Corinthians, Paul the Apostle writes about love. Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 7 Feb. 2024 The game will be played at Corinthians Arena in São Paulo, on Friday, Sept. 6, the first time the NFL has played a game on Friday night of their opening weekend in over 50 years. Daniel Oyefusi, Miami Herald, 6 Feb. 2024 These verses come from the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians, a letter sent from St. Paul to the church in Corinth, a city in present-day Greece. Christine Rousselle, Fox News, 21 Jan. 2024 Rey stood next to him, wearing a trucker hat stamped with stand firm, a message from 1 Corinthians. Emily Gogolak, Harper's Magazine, 9 Jan. 2024 The second principle of ABCT is that loving-kindness is the greatest of human virtues, which Saint Paul argued in the First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 13. M. D. Aeschliman, National Review, 25 Dec. 2023 Their ceremony included a Bible reading from Corinthians and a Wiccan hand binding ritual. Alix Wall, New York Times, 22 Dec. 2023 The game will be played in Sao Paulo at Arena Corinthians, a stadium with a capacity of nearly 50,000. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2023 The stadium in São Paulo belongs to Corinthians, one of Brazil’s most popular soccer teams, and is part of the country’s bid to host the 2027 Women's World Cup. Chantz Martin, Fox News, 13 Dec. 2023

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First Known Use

1520, in the meaning defined above

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“Corinthians.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Corinthians. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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Corinthians

noun
Co·​rin·​thi·​ans kə-ˈrin(t)-thē-ənz How to pronounce Corinthians (audio)
: either of two letters written by St. Paul to the Christians of Corinth and included as books in the New Testament see bible

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