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pandora

[ pan-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh ]
/ p忙n藞d蓴r 蓹, -藞do蕣r 蓹 /
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Also pan路dore [pan-dawr, -dohr, pan-dawr, -dohr], /p忙n藞d蓴r, -藞do蕣r, 藞p忙n d蓴r, -do蕣r/, pan路dou路ra [pan-door-uh], /p忙n藞d蕣蓹r 蓹/, pan路dure [pan-jer, pan-door, -dyoor] /藞p忙n d蕭蓹r, p忙n藞d蕣蓹r, -藞dy蕣蓹r/

Other definitions for pandora (2 of 2)

Pandora
[ pan-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh ]
/ p忙n藞d蓴r 蓹, -藞do蕣r 蓹 /

noun
Classical Mythology. the first woman, created by Hephaestus, endowed by the gods with all the graces and treacherously presented to Epimetheus along with a box (originally a jar) in which Prometheus had confined all the evils that could trouble humanity. As the gods had anticipated, Pandora gave in to her curiosity and opened the box, allowing the evils to escape, thereby frustrating the efforts of Prometheus. In some versions, the box contained blessings, all of which escaped but hope.

Origin of Pandora

<Latin <Greek Pand峁搑a, equivalent to pan-pan- + d么r(on) gift + -a feminine noun ending
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British Dictionary definitions for pandora (1 of 2)

pandora
/ (p忙n藞d蓴藧r蓹) /

noun
a handsome red sea bream, Pagellus erythrinus, of European coastal waters, caught for food in the Mediterranean
a marine bivalve mollusc of the genus Pandora that lives on the surface of sandy shores and has thin equal valves
music another word for bandore

Word Origin for pandora

after Pandora

British Dictionary definitions for pandora (2 of 2)

Pandora

Pandore (p忙n藞d蓴藧, 藞p忙nd蓴藧)

/ (p忙n藞d蓴藧r蓹) /

noun
Greek myth the first woman, made out of earth as the gods' revenge on man for obtaining fire from Prometheus. Given a box (Pandora's box) that she was forbidden to open, she disobeyed out of curiosity and released from it all the ills that beset man, leaving only hope within

Word Origin for Pandora

from Greek, literally: all-gifted
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