coryphaeus

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

Definition of coryphaeus

plural -phaei play \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈfē-ˌī, ˌkär-\
1 :the leader of a party or school of thought
2 :the leader of a chorus

Origin and Etymology of coryphaeus

Latin, leader, from Greek koryphaios, from koryphē summit


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to praise usually to excess

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