pandora

[ pan-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh ]
/ pænˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə /

noun

Also pan·dore [pan-dawr, -dohr, pan-dawr, -dohr] /pænˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr, ˈpæn dɔr, -doʊr/, pan·dou·ra [pan-doo r-uh] /pænˈdʊər ə/, pandure.

Definition for pandore (2 of 2)

bandore

[ ban-dawr, -dohr, ban-dawr, -dohr ]
/ bænˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr, ˈbæn dɔr, -doʊr /

noun

an obsolete musical instrument resembling the guitar.

Also ban·do·ra [ban-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] /bænˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə/.

Origin of bandore

1560–70; earlier bandurion < Spanish bandurria < Latin pandūra < Greek pandoûra three-stringed musical instrument
Also called pandora, pandore, pandoura, pandure.
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British Dictionary definitions for pandore (1 of 4)

pandore

/ (ˈpændɔː) /

noun

music another word for bandore

British Dictionary definitions for pandore (2 of 4)

pandora

/ (pænˈdɔːrə) /

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 pandore (3 of 4)

Pandora

Pandore (pænˈdɔː, ˈpændɔː)

/ (pænˈdɔːrə) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for pandore (4 of 4)

bandore

/ (bænˈdɔː, ˈbændɔː) /

noun

a 16th-century plucked musical instrument resembling a lute but larger and fitted with seven pairs of metal stringsAlso called: pandore, pandora

Word Origin for bandore

C16: from Spanish bandurria, from Late Latin pandūra three-stringed instrument, from Greek pandoura
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