Corybant

noun

Cor·​y·​bant ˈkȯr-ə-ˌbant How to pronounce Corybant (audio)
ˈkär-
plural Corybants ˈkȯr-ə-ˌban(t)s How to pronounce Corybant (audio)
ˈkär-
or Corybantes ˌkȯr-ə-ˈban-tēz How to pronounce Corybant (audio)
ˌkär-
: one of the attendants or priests of Cybele noted for wildly emotional processions and rites

Word History

Etymology

Middle French Corybante, from Latin Corybas, from Greek Korybas

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Corybant was in the 14th century

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“Corybant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Corybant. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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