Definition for pandora (2 of 2)
Origin of Pandora
Examples from the Web for pandora
So the LP was a revelation in its day, as amazing as Pandora is to us.Before the Earthquake Hit: When The Beatles Landed in America|Michael Tomasky|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both algorithms pick a good first song, but Pandora heads next to Dale Earnhardt Jr.
The first song from Pandora is “187 Proof,” which immediately blows my mind because I have never heard this song.
Defeated, he tries out the new iTunes Radio against old favorite Pandora.
Pandora, a successful entrepreneur, has long aspired to be “of no interest to anyone.”‘A Sustained Sense of Violation’: When Bad House Guests Invade Literature|Matt Seidel|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
T want altogedder our own fault dat brought us on board de slabe-ship Pandora,—neider you not maseff.The Ocean Waifs|Mayne Reid
He is first-lieutenant on the "Pandora," you know, and just home after four years at Malta.The Schoolmistress|Arthur W. Pinero
Fortunately for us, the Pandora carried a certain rollicking, irresponsible person as surgeon.Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora|Edward Edwards
More blessings issue from the crock; Pandora's box is set wide open, and all the sweet inhabitants come forth.The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper|Martin Farquhar Tupper
Whoever takes her is more likely to find in her a key to Pandora's box.To Cuba and Back|Richard Henry Dana
British Dictionary definitions for pandora (1 of 2)
Word Origin for pandora
British Dictionary definitions for pandora (2 of 2)
Pandore (pænˈdɔː, ˈpændɔː)
Word Origin for Pandora
Word Origin and History for pandora
1570s, in Greek mythology, the first mortal woman, made by Hephaestus and given as a bride to Epimetheus, from Greek pandora "all-gifted" (or perhaps "giver of all"), from pan "all" (see pan-) + doron "gift," from PIE root *do- "to give" (see date (n.1)).
Pandora's box (1570s) refers to her gift from Zeus, which was foolishly opened by Epimetheus, upon which all the contents escaped. They were said to be the host of human ills (escaping to afflict mankind), or, in a later version, all the blessings of the god (escaping to be lost), except Hope, which alone remained.