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κόρος (B), , Ion. κοῦρος , as always in Hom., Pi., and lyr. passages of Trag. (exc. E.Alc.904), sts. in late Gr., Rev.Et.Gr.42.247 (Varna); Dor. κῶρος Theoc.15.120:—
A.boy, lad (even before birth, “ὃν . . γαστέρι μήτηρ κοῦρον ἐόντα φέροιIl.6.59, cf. Call.Del.212), “κοῦρος πρῶτον ὑπηνήτηςIl.24.347; “πρωθῆβαιOd.8.262; “τότε κοῦρος ἔα, νῦν αὖτέ με γῆρας ὀπάζειIl.4.321; “σὺν κόροις τε καὶ κόραιςA.Fr.43: in mock Trag., “Οἰδίπου . . παῖδε, διπτύχω κόρωAr.Fr.558: rarein Prose, Pl.Lg.772a; male infant, “ἔτεκε κόρονConon 33.3, cf. IG42(1).121.5 (Epid., iv B. C.); in Il. of warriors, 9.86, 12.196, al.; κοῦροι Βοιωτῶν, Ἀθηναίων, Ἀχαιῶν, 2.510,551,562; “λεκτοὶ Ἀθηναίων κ.E.Supp.356; also, of servants waiting at sacrifices and feasts, Il.1.470, al.; at Sparta, κόροι, = ἱππεῖς, Archyt. ap. Stob.4.1.138.
2. with gen. of pr. n., son, Od.19.523, etc.; “Θησέως κ.S.Ph.562, cf. Tr.644 (lyr.); “τῶν ὀλωλότων κόροιE.Supp.107; Κεκροπιδῶν κόροι, periphr. like παῖδες, Eub.10.6.
3. puppet, doll, used in Magic, S.Fr.536.
II. shoot, sprout, of a tree, “κόρους πλεκτοὺς . . μυρρίνηςLysipp.9, cf. Hp. ap. Gal. 19.113, EM276.28, Hsch.; cf. κοῦρος (B).
III. for Comp. v. κουρότερος. (Acc. to Eust.582.20, al., from κείρω, of one who has cut his hair short on emerging from boyhood: but κόρϝος (masc. of κόρη) perh. cogn. with Lat. Ceres, Cerus, cresco.
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    • Plato, Laws, 772a
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    • Homer, Iliad, 6.59
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