Kore definition

kôrē, kôrā
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A sculpture representing a standing young woman clothed in long robes, especially one produced in Greece before the fifth century bc .
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(art, sculpture) An Ancient Greek statue of a woman, portrayed standing, usually clothed, painted in bright colours and having an elaborate hairstyle.
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(Greek mythology) The birth name of Persephone/Proserpina, the queen of the Underworld/Hades, and goddess of the seasons and of vegetation. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter; and the wife of Hades.
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(rare) A female given name.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kore
Plural:
korai, kores

Origin of kore

  • Greek korē young girl, kore ker-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Ancient Greek κόρη (korÄ“, “girl, maiden").

    From Wiktionary