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corybantic

adjective

  1. (wild)  affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason
    Synonyms: frenzied, manic. Similar to: wild
  2. (agitated)  excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    Synonyms: frantic, frenetic, frenetical, frenzied, phrenetic, phrenetical. Similar to: agitated

Etymology summary

Corybantes, Latin name of the priests of Cybele, a Phrygian goddess of nature,...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Oxford Dictionary:

corybantic | wild [synonym] | frenzied [synonym]

wild; frenzied (2 of 49 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

corybantic | wild [synonym] | frenzied [synonym]

being in the spirit or manner of a Corybant ; especially, "wild", "frenzied" (13 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

corybantic | Corybantic [sense-specific] | Corybantic: Corybantian [sense-specific] | Corybantic: Corybantine [sense-specific]

frenzied; agitated; unrestrained. | "Corybantic": of or pertaining to a Corybant. (10 of 25 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

corybantic

frenetic, ecstatic and orgiastic | of or pertaining to a Corybant (10 of 11 words, 2 definitions)

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Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

corybantic

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: Corybantes, Latin name of the priests of Cybele, a Phrygian goddess of nature, who performed wild dances, from Greek Korubantes + "-ic"

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Collins Dictionary:

Corybantic | Corybantian | Corybantine | Corybant

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin Corybās, from Greek Korubas, probably of Phrygian origin

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Wiktionary:

corybantic

Origin: Corybant + -ic

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-ic

Origin: French -ique, from Latin -icus, from Proto-Indo-European *-ikos, *-iḱos, formed with the i-stem suffix *-i- and the adjectival suffix *-ko-. Cognates include Ancient Greek -ικός (-ikos),... (26 of 37 etymology words)

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Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

corybantic

Audio: British English pronunciation of "corybantic"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

corybantic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "corybantic"

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