Definitions For Coryphaeus


CORYPHAEUS (plural es or coryphaei) (Ancient Greece, drama, historical) The conductor or leader of the chorus of a drama. : {{synonyms, en, coryphée}} (by extension) The chief#noun, chief or leader of an interest#noun, interest or party#noun, party. : {{synonyms, en, coryphe, coryphée}} The leader of an opera chorus or another ensemble of singers.

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coryphæus corypheus koryphaios


Dutch: coryfee, m German: Koryphäe, m Polish: koryfeusz, m, koryfej, m Portuguese: corifeu, m Russian: дирижёр, m Serbo-Croatian: : Cyrillic: корифеј, m : Roman: korifej, m German: Koryphäe, m Portuguese: corifeu, m Russian: корифе́й, m Serbo-Croatian: : Cyrillic: корифеј, m : Roman: korifej, m


{{PIE root, en, ḱerh₂}} Borrowed from {{bor, en, la, coryphaeus}}, from {{der, en, grc, κορυφαῖος, t=leader of the chorus in an Ancient Greek drama}}, from κορυφή, t=top of the head, crown (possibly ultimately from {{der, en, ine-pro, *ḱerh₂-, t=head, top; horn}}) + -ῐος, pos=suffix forming {{glossary, adjectives meaning ‘belonging to, pertaining to’}}.

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