Cassandra meaning

kə-săndrə
One that utters unheeded prophecies.
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(greek mythology) A daughter of Priam, the king of Troy, endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated by Apollo never to be believed.
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(gr. myth., person, proper, given names) A daughter of Priam and Hecuba: to win her love, Apollo gives her prophetic power, but when thwarted, decrees that no one will believe her prophecies.
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(Greek mythology) A prophetess who was daughter of King Priam of Troy and his queen Hecuba. She captured the eye of Apollo and was granted the ability to see the future; however, she was destined to never be believed.
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A female given name.
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A person whose warnings of misfortune are disregarded.
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A feminine name.
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A person who makes dire predictions, especially those which are not believed but which turn out to be true.
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Origin of cassandra

  • Latin from Greek Kassandra

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek Κασσάνδρα (Kassandra).

    From Wiktionary