a statue of a nude male youth in a standing position, from the archaic period of Greek art (620-500 )
Origin of kourosGr, dialect, dialectal form of koros, boy, youth
A sculpture representing a standing nude young man, especially one produced in Greece before the fifth century BC.
Origin of kourosGreek boy ; see ker-2 in Indo-European roots.
Ionic Ancient Greek κοῦρος (kouros), variant of Ancient Greek κόρος (koros, “boy”).