Κορύβας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Formation like Ἄβαντες (Ábantes) and ἀλίβας (alíbas, corpse, dead body). Given their origin, a Phrygian word would be the first guess. However, the variation shows that the word was originally Pre-Greek, so Kretschmer's connection to Old Norse hverba (to turn) must be abandoned. It is difficult to establish which of the two forms was original. Kretschmer thought it was Κύρβαντες (Kúrbantes), whence Κορύβ- would have arisen by adaptation to κόρυς (kórus, helmet); however, Beekes finds this uncertain.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

Κορῠ́βᾱς (Korúbāsm (genitive Κορῠ́βᾰντος); third declension

  1. any individual among the Korybantes

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: Κορύβας (Korývas)
  • Latin: Corybās

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