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1.a boy, lad, stripling, Hom., etc.: κοῦροι young men, warriors, Il.; also servants, like Lat. pueri, Hom.
2.with gen. of prop. names, a son, Od.; Θησέως κ. Soph., etc.
Prob. from κείρω, one who has cut his hair short on emerging from boyhood.

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