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Cor·y·bant

 (kôr′ə-bănt′, kŏr′-)
n. pl. Cor·y·bants or Cor·y·ban·tes (-băn′tēz′) Greek Mythology
A priest of the Phrygian goddess Cybele whose rites were celebrated with music and ecstatic dances.

Cor′y·ban′tic adj.

Corybant

(ˈkɒrɪˌbænt)
n, pl Corybants or Corybantes (ˌkɒrɪˈbæntiːz)
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth a wild attendant of the goddess Cybele
[C14: from Latin Corybās, from Greek Korubas, probably of Phrygian origin]
ˌCoryˈbantian, ˌCoryˈbantic, ˌCoryˈbantine adj

Cor•y•bant

(ˈkɔr əˌbænt, ˈkɒr-)

n., pl. Cor•y•ban•tes (ˌkɔr əˈbæn tiz, ˌkɒr-) Cor•y•bants.
a priest or votary of Cybele.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Corybant-, s. of Corybās < Greek Korýbās]
cor`y•ban′tic, adj.
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Among the dances making use of weapons, three Greek ones can be distinguished: the dance of the Kuretes, of the Korybantes, and of the Amazons of Ephesus.
Also conspicuously absent are the Korybantes, dithyramb, asceticism, purification, metempsychosis, religious syncretism, and many other topics germane to the book's title.