Corinthian

Definition of Corinthian

Co`rin´thi`an   Pronunciation: ~an
a.1.Of or relating to Corinth.
2.(Arch.) Of or pertaining to the Corinthian order of architecture, invented by the Greeks, but more commonly used by the Romans.
This is the lightest and most ornamental of the three orders used by the Greeks.
- Parker.
3.Debauched in character or practice; impure.
4.Of or pertaining to an amateur sailor or yachtsman; as, a corinthian race (one in which the contesting yachts must be manned by amateurs.
n.1.A native or inhabitant of Corinth.
2.A gay, licentious person.
3.A man of fashion given to pleasuring or sport; a fashionable man about town; esp., a man of means who drives his own horse, sails his own yacht, or the like.

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Corinth, Korinthos
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