coryphaeus

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noun cor·y·phae·us \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈfē-əs, ˌkär-\

Definition of coryphaeus

plural

-phaei

play \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈfē-ˌī, ˌkär-\
  1. 1 :  the leader of a party or school of thought

  2. 2 :  the leader of a chorus

Origin and Etymology of coryphaeus

Latin, leader, from Greek koryphaios, from koryphē summit


First Known Use: 1655

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