[pan-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh]


Nearby words

  1. pander,
  2. panderly,
  3. pandiculation,
  4. pandit,
  5. pandit, vijaya lakshmi,
  6. pandora shell,
  7. pandora's box,
  8. pandorae fretum,
  9. pandore,
  10. pandour

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


[ban-dawr, -dohr, ban-dawr, -dohr]


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pandore



music another word for bandore



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


Pandore (pænˈdɔː, ˈpændɔː)


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



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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Word Origin and History for pandore


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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper