Corydon

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Translingual[edit]

Corydon sumatranus

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κόρυδος (kórudos, crested lark).

Proper noun[edit]

Corydon m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Eurylaimidae — the single species Corydon sumatranus (dusky broadbill), of South East Asia.

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References[edit]

  • 2006, Gill, F. and Wright, M., Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276:

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κόρυδος (kórudos, crested lark).

Proper noun[edit]

Corydon

  1. (literary) A male given name, notably used as a stock name for a shepherd in pastorals, in particular a shepherd whose love for a boy is described in Virgil's Eclogues.
    • 1994, Bruce R. Smith, Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare's England: A Cultural Poetics, page 92,
      They give voice to Corydon′s passion; they confront in their own culture the constraints that hedge his passion in.
    • 2006, Louis Crompton, Homosexuality and Civilization, page 92,
      Byron shocked regency England by citing it[Virgil's second eclogue] in the opening canto of Don Juan, and Andre Gide gave the title Corydon to the controversial defense of homosexuality he published in 1924.
      Virgil depicts Corydon’s passion with psychological realism and a touch of wry irony.
    • 2008, Bernard F. Dick, Claudette Colbert: She Walked in Beauty, page 18,
      The harlequinade ceases for the moment, and a two-character tragedy begins with the shepherds Thyrsis and Corydon, whose names derive from ancient pastoral poetry.
  2. A place name used for several towns in the United States.