- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
CORINTH. A bawdy-house. CANT.
CORINTHIANS: Frequenters of brothels. Also an impudent,
brazen-faced fellow, perhaps from the Corinthian
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)
Cor"inth (k?r"?nth), n. [L.
Corinthus, Gr. &?;&?;&?;&?;. Cf. Currant.]
1. A city of Greece, famed for its luxury
2. A small fruit; a currant. [Obs.]
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Corinth, an ancient city of Greece, and one of the most flourishing,
on an isthmus of the name connecting the Peloponnesus with the mainland;
a great centre of trade and of material wealth, and as a centre of luxury
a centre of vice; the seat of the worship of Aphrodité, a very different
goddess from Athene, to whom Athens was dedicated.
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