kordax

noun kor·dax \ˈkȯ(ə)rˌdaks\
variants: or

cordax

\ˈkȯ(ə)rˌdaks\

Definition of kordax

plural

-es

  1. 1 :  a phallic dance by nude horned figures in the Dionysian orgies of ancient Greece

  2. 2 :  a lewd coarse dance derived from the Dionysian kordax and incorporated into Greek and Latin comedy

  3. 3 :  any of various lively Renaissance court dances

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Origin and Etymology of kordax

Latin cordax, from Greek kordax; akin to Greek kradan to shake, brandish — more at cardinal


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