[ kawr-ee, kohr-ee; kawr-ey, kohr-ey ]
/ ˈkɔr i, ˈkoʊr i; ˈkɔr eɪ, ˈkoʊr eɪ /
noun, plural ko·rai [kawr-ahy, kohr-ahy] /ˈkɔr aɪ, ˈkoʊr aɪ/.
Origin of kore
First recorded in 1915–20, kore is from the Greek word kórē girl
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Examples from the Web for korai
The word "Corea" evidently is nothing but a corruption of the dead and buried word "Korai."Corea or Cho-sen|A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor