| Share
 

Corineus

(3 syl.). A mythical hero in the suite of Brute, who conquered the giant Goëm'agot, for which achievement the whole western horn of England was allotted him. He called it Corinea, and the people Corineans, from his own name.

In meed of these great conquests by them got,
Corineus had that province utmost west
To him assynëd for his worthy lot,
Which of his name and memorable gest,
He callëd Cornwall.

Spenser: Faërie Queene, ii. 10.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Corineus from Infoplease:

  • Corineus - Corineus (3 syl.). A mythical hero in the suite of Brute, who conquered the giant ...
  • Goemot - Goemot or Goëm'agot. The giant who dominated over the western horn of England, slain by ...
  • Cornwall - Cornwall (See Barry, Corineus.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894 ...
  • Devonshire - Devonshire according to English mythology, is a corruption of Debon's-share. This Debon was one ...
  • Guendolêna - Guendolêna daughter of Corineus and wife of Locrin, son of Brute, the legendary king of ...

Related Content


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring