Horos, khoros, choros (χορός) means "dance" in the "Greek language. This word occurs in the names of numerous "Greek dances, which may be literally translated as "dance of..." or "dance from...". Sometimes the word may be omitted, e.g., both "Hasapikos choros" ("Dance of "butchers") and "Hasapiko may be seen in use.
Many Greek villages have a flat place chorostasi/horostasi (Χοροστάσι) where dances, weddings and other events take place. The term chorostasi denotes "threshing floor", i.e., the place where the "threshing of wheat was done, and after the end of harvesting it was clean and empty and hence a natural place for celebration. Therefore, it is claimed that chorostasi gave both the name choros and the circular arrangement of the movement in the dance.