from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology A priest of the Phrygian goddess Cybele whose rites were celebrated with music and ecstatic dances.

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  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Korybant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the priests of Cybele in Phrygia. The rites of the Corybants were accompanied by wild music, dancing, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the mysterious spirits or secondary Asian divinities, akin to the Dactyli and the Telchines; or, without clear distinction from the former, a priest of the goddess Cybele, who conducted her mysteries with wild music and dancing; hence, a frantic devotee; a wild, reckless reveler. See Cybele. Sometimes written korybant.


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