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Cor·inth(kôr′ĭnth, kŏr′-) also Kó·rin·thos (kô′rĭn-thôs′)
A city of southern Greece in the northeast Peloponnesus on the Gulf of Corinth. It is near the site of the ancient city of Corinth, which was founded in Homeric times and was a rich, influential maritime power in the seventh and sixth centuries bc.
1. (Placename) a port in S Greece, in the NE Peloponnese: the modern town is near the site of the ancient city, the largest and richest of the city-states after Athens. Pop (municipality): 36 991 (2001). Modern Greek name: Kórinthos
2. (Historical Terms) a region of ancient Greece, occupying most of the Isthmus of Corinth and part of the NE Peloponnese
3. (Placename) Gulf of Corinth Gulf of Lepanto an inlet of the Ionian Sea between the Peloponnese and central Greece
4. (Placename) Isthmus of Corinth a narrow strip of land between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf: crossed by the Corinth Canal making navigation possible between the gulfs
Cor•inth(ˈkɔr ɪnθ, ˈkɒr-)
1. an ancient city in Greece, on the Isthmus of Corinth.
2. a port in the NE Peloponnesus, in S Greece: NE of the site of ancient Corinth.
3. Gulf of. Also called Gulf of Lepanto. an arm of the Ionian Sea, N of the Peloponnesus.
4. Isthmus of, an isthmus at the head of the Gulf of Corinth, connecting the Peloponnesus with central Greece.
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