From the proverbial luxury and licentiousness of Corinth, Corinthian was used from the late 16th century for a wealthy (and profligate) man. In the early 19th century the term was extended to mean a man of fashion, and finally, a wealthy amateur of sport.
Corinthian also means relating to or denoting the lightest and most ornate of the classical orders of architecture (used especially by the Romans), characterized by flared capitals with rows of acanthus leaves.
Corinthian brass an alloy produced at Corinth, said to be of gold, silver, and copper, and much prized in ancient times as the material of costly ornaments.
Epistle to the Corinthians either of two books of the New Testament, epistles of St Paul to the Church at Corinth.
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Corinth (city, United States)
Corinth, city (1990 pop. 11,820), seat of Alcorn co., extreme NE Miss., near the Tenn. line, in a livestock and farm area; founded c.1855. Manufactures include construction materials, machinery, furniture, apparel, transportation equipment, and prepared foods. During the Civil War, Corinth was a strategic railroad center, abandoned to Gen. H. W. Halleck's Union army in May, 1862, after the battle of Shiloh. General Rosecrans repulsed the Confederates under generals Earl Van Doren and Sterling Price in heavy fighting there, Oct. 3–4, 1862. Corinth National Cemetery (est. 1866) has 6,000 graves.
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