[ kawr-ee, kohr-ee; kawr-ey, kohr-ey ]


, plural ko·rai [kawr, -ahy, kohr, -ahy].
  1. Greek Antiquity. a sculptured representation of a young woman, especially one produced prior to the 5th century b.c.
  2. Also (initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. Persephone, especially as a symbol of virginity.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of kore1

First recorded in 1915–20, kore is from the Greek word kórē girl

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Example Sentences

Like the Salomon QST Blank, the new Kore 111 Freeride was built at the request of pro skiers from the big-mountain and film-skiing worlds.

With the Kore 99s, you get impressive hold and stability on edge, from an undemanding ski that’s more smooth than it is dynamic.

We rode slowly up to the Kore-la, left our old road to the right, and camped at Kung-muga.

This "kore" is longer than the ordinary sleeve, so long in fact that a man with his hand inside is rendered helpless.

This was the precursor to our arrival at Kore, the most important naval station in Japan.

The second passage in which the word kore is found occurs in Jer.

But he escaped, and the Swiss congratulated each other heartily (kore).


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