Definition of Coryphaeus

1. Noun. In Attic Greek drama, it meant the leader of the chorus, today though it has come to generally mean any leader or spokesperson. ¹



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Definition of Coryphaeus

1. [n -PHAEI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coryphaeus

corymbose
corymbose syphilid
corymbosely
corymbous
corymbs
corynanthidine
corynebacterial
corynebacteriophage
corynebacterium
corynebacterium diphtheriae
corynebacterium infections
corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis
corynebacterium pyogenes
coryneform
coryphaei
coryphaeus (current term)
coryphantha
coryphe
coryphee
coryphees
coryphei
coryphene
coryphenes
coryphes
corypheus
corypheuses
coryphodont
coryphodonts
coryphée
coryphées

Literary usage of Coryphaeus

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1. Stokes' Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians: Covering the Entire Period of by Leander Jan De Bekker (1908)
"It. coryphaeus. of the same ranks of pipes as the and viol accompaniments, London, mixture. of " Ayres to sing and play " with lute to any small scale ..."

2. A Commentary, by Writers of the First Five Centuries, on the Place of St (1871)
"He manifestly reproves the stupidity of the Jews, for the chief (coryphaeus) on earth. These premises granted, the system of the Dona- lists was utterly ..."

3. University of California Publications. Bulletin of the Department of by University of California (1868-1952) (1910)
"... M. coryphaeus and M. josephi, and has been made the type of a new species described below. • According to Cope's figure, Tert. Vert., PL 70, Fig. la. ..."

4. The Attic Theatre: A Description of the Stage and Theatre of the Athenians by Arthur Elam Haigh (1898)
"In all such cases it is evident that the chorus must have been represented by the coryphaeus alone. The dialogues between the actors and the coryphaeus were ..."

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