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[kawr-uh, kohr-uh] /ˈkɔr ə, ˈkoʊr ə/
Classical Mythology, Kore.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “girl.”. Unabridged
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  • “Come just as you are–in your bathing suit,” invited Cora, and Rosalie did.

    The Motor Girls on the Coast Margaret Penrose
  • Is such the faith that Cora Munro would exact from her protector?

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • I watched the scowling policeman approach our car while Uncle Peter got back in with the blonde Cora and drove away.

  • Cora folded Alice to her bosom in agony, and Duncan sprang to his feet.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • Cora did not say so—even to her chums, but she had great hopes that something might develop from the events of this night.

Word Origin and History for Cora

fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Kore (see Kore).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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