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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Cor·inth /ˈkɔrən(t)θ, ˈkɑr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·inth n.
 1. A city of Greece, famed for its luxury and extravagance.
 2. A small fruit; a currant. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the modern Greek port near the site of the ancient city that
          was second only to Athens [syn: Korinthos]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a Grecian city, on the isthmus which joins the Peloponnesus to
    the mainland of Greece. It is about 48 miles west of Athens. The
    ancient city was destroyed by the Romans (B.C. 146), and that
    mentioned in the New Testament was quite a new city, having been
    rebuilt about a century afterwards and peopled by a colony of
    freedmen from Rome. It became under the Romans the seat of
    government for Southern Greece or Achaia (Acts 18:12-16). It was
    noted for its wealth, and for the luxurious and immoral and
    vicious habits of the people. It had a large mixed population of
    Romans, Greeks, and Jews. When Paul first visited the city (A.D.
    51 or 52), Gallio, the brother of Seneca, was proconsul. Here
    Paul resided for eighteen months (18:1-18). Here he first became
    aquainted with Aquila and Priscilla, and soon after his
    departure Apollos came to it from Ephesus. After an interval he
    visited it a second time, and remained for three months (20:3).
    During this second visit his Epistle to the Romans was written
    (probably A.D. 55). Although there were many Jewish converts at
    Corinth, yet the Gentile element prevailed in the church there.
      Some have argued from 2 Cor. 12:14; 13:1, that Paul visited
    Corinth a third time (i.e., that on some unrecorded occasion he
    visited the city between what are usually called the first and
    second visits). But the passages referred to only indicate
    Paul's intention to visit Corinth (comp. 1 Cor. 16:5, where the
    Greek present tense denotes an intention), an intention which
    was in some way frustrated. We can hardly suppose that such a
    visit could have been made by the apostle without more distinct
    reference to it.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Corinth, which is satisfied; ornament; beauty