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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.
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Corinth

(ˈkɒrɪnθ)
n
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
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Cor•inth

(ˈkɔr ɪnθ, ˈkɒr-)

n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Corinth - the modern Greek port near the site of the ancient city that was second only to AthensCorinth - the modern Greek port near the site of the ancient city that was second only to Athens
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Corinthian - a resident of Corinth
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Translations
Korintti
Corinthus

Corinth

[ˈkɒrɪnθ] NCorinto m
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Corinth

nKorinth nt
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References in periodicals archive ?
In the Iliad he was the son of Glaucus, who was the son of Sisyphus of Ephyre (traditionally Corinth).
Sisyphus, his son Glaucus, and grandson Bellerophon lived at Ephyre, which he explains is in a corner of Argos--odd information to be giving Diomedes, whose father is king of the place (Ephyre is probably to be roughly identified with Corinth).(29) Sisyphus' handsome grandson Bellerophon becomes the object of Queen Anteia's infatuation at Tiryns (160-1);(30) rebuffed (162), she tells her husband, King Proetus, that Bellerophon tried to seduce her (165) and demands his death.
Thanks to the aid of Medea, he succeeded, killed Pelias, and became king of Ephyre (Corinth).