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κούρ-ητες , ων, οἱ, (κόρος B, κοῦρος A)
A.young men, esp. young warriors, κούρητες Παναχαιῶν, Ἀχαιῶν, Il.19.193, 248.
II. as pr.n., Κουρῆτες (Hdn.Gr.1.63, al.), Dor. Κωρῆτες , divinities coupled with Nymphs and Satyrs, K. “θεοὶ φιλοπαίγμονες ὀρχηστῆρεςHes.Fr.198; worshipped in Crete, “Κωρῆτας καὶ Νύμφας καὶ ΚύρβανταςGDI5039.14 (Hierapytna); Κωρῆσι τοῖς πρὸ καρταιπόδων ib.iv p.1036 (Gortyn); K. “Διὸς τροφεῖς λέγονταιStr.10.3.19, cf. 11, E.Ba.120 (lyr.), Orph.H.38.1, Fr.151, etc.: prov., Κουρήτων στόμα, of prophecy, Zen.4.61. (Sg. only late, “ Κορόνους δηλοῖ νοῦν καὶ τὸν Κουρῆτα τούτουDam.Pr. 267.)
2. armed dancers who celebrated orgiastic rites, Str.10.3.7: hence used to translate Lat. Salii, D.H.2.70; “Κουρήτων Βάκχος ἐκλήθην ὁσιωθείςE.Fr.472.14 (lyr.).
3. at Ephesus, religious college of six members, “συνέδριον ΚουρήτωνEphes.2 No.83c, cf. SIG353.1 (iv B. C.), Str.14.1.20.
III. pr. n. of a people who fought with the Aetolians, Il.9.529, al.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Euripides, Bacchae, 120
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.63
    • Homer, Iliad, 9.529
    • Strabo, Geography, 11
    • Strabo, Geography, 14.1.20
    • Homer, Iliad, 19.193
    • Strabo, Geography, 10.3.19
    • Strabo, Geography, 10.3.7
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 2.70
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