Corybant

noun
Cor·​y·​bant | \ ˈkȯr-ə-ˌbant How to pronounce Corybant (audio) , ˈkär- \
plural Corybants\ ˈkȯr-​ə-​ˌban(t)s How to pronounce Corybants (audio) , ˈkär-​ \ or Corybantes\ ˌkȯr-​ə-​ˈban-​tēz How to pronounce Corybantes (audio) , ˌkär-​ \

Definition of Corybant

: one of the attendants or priests of Cybele noted for wildly emotional processions and rites

First Known Use of Corybant

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Corybant

Middle French Corybante, from Latin Corybas, from Greek Korybas

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“Corybant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Corybant. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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