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 Coryphæus of German Literature (The).Coryphée. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Coryphæus of Grammarians.
Aristarchos of Sam’othrace. A coryphæus was the leader of the Greek chorus; hence the chief of a department in any of the sciences or fine arts. Aristarchos, in the second century B.C., was the chief or prince of grammarians. (Greek, koruphaios, leader.)   1

 Coryphæus of German Literature (The).Coryphée. 


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