pan dore


[ban-dawr, -dohr, ban-dawr, -dohr]
an obsolete musical instrument resembling the guitar.
Also, bandora [ban-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] .
Also called pandora, pandore, pandoura, pandure.

1560–70; earlier bandurion < Spanish bandurria < Latin pandūra < Greek pandoûra three-stringed musical instrument Unabridged


[pan-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh]
Also, pandore [pan-dawr, -dohr, pan-dawr, -dohr] , pandoura [pan-door-uh] , pandure. Unabridged
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bandore (bænˈdɔː, ˈbændɔː)
pandore, Also called: pandora a 16th-century plucked musical instrument resembling a lute but larger and fitted with seven pairs of metal strings
[C16: from Spanish bandurria, from Late Latin pandūra three-stringed instrument, from Greek pandoura]

pandora (pænˈdɔːrə)
1.  a handsome red sea bream, Pagellus erythrinus, of European coastal waters, caught for food in the Mediterranean
2.  a marine bivalve mollusc of the genus Pandora that lives on the surface of sandy shores and has thin equal valves
3.  music another word for bandore
[after Pandora]

Pandora or Pandore (pænˈdɔːrə, 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
[from Greek, literally: all-gifted]
Pandore or Pandore
[from Greek, literally: all-gifted]

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Word Origin & History

1579, first mortal woman, made by Hephaestus and given as a bride to Epimetheus, from Gk. pandora "all-gifted," from pan "all" + doron "gift," from PIE base *do- "to give." Pandora's box (1579) 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, or, in a later version, all the blessings of the god, except Hope, which alone remained.
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