kore

[ kawr-ee, kohr-ee; kawr-ey, kohr-ey ]
/ ˈkɔr i, ˈkoʊr i; ˈkɔr eɪ, ˈkoʊr eɪ /
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noun, plural ko·rai [kawr-ahy, kohr-ahy] /ˈkɔr aɪ, ˈkoʊr aɪ/.

Greek Antiquity. a sculptured representation of a young woman, especially one produced prior to the 5th century b.c.
Also Core, Cora. (initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. Persephone, especially as a symbol of virginity.

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