Corinna

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Various sac spiders and jumping spiders. No. 8 (top right) is Corinna capito

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Corinna f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Corinnidae – certain corinnid sac spiders.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek, probably from κόρη (kórē, girl, maid, daughter); compare kore.

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Corinna

  1. (historical) An ancient Greek poetess.
    • 1816, Pindar, article in Encyclopaedia Perthensis, Volume 17, 2nd Edition, page 559,
      During this period he became acquainted with the poetess Corinna, who was likewiſe a ſtudent under Myrtis, and, Pauſanias ſays, was one of the moſt beautiful women of her time.
    • 1999, David Mulroy (editor), Early Greek Lyric Poetry, page 167,
      The most renowned poetess of ancient Greece, after Sappho, was Corinna, who came from a town in Boeotia named Tanagra.
    • 2005, David H. J. Larmour, 2: Corinna's Poetic Metis and the Epinikian Tradition, Ellen Greene (editor), Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome, page 25,
      [] it may not be going too far, in other words, to characterize Corinna's poetry as significantly "woman-identified," to use Rayor's term.
  2. A female given name from Ancient Greek.
    • 1601, Thomas Campion, When to Her Lute Corinna Sings, A Book of Ayres, 2006, Jay Parini (editor), The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry, page 614,
      When to her lute Corinna sings, / Her voice revives the leaden strings,

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Corinna

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Corinna