pandora

[pan-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh]
noun
Also, pandore [pan-dawr, -dohr, pan-dawr, -dohr] , pandoura [pan-door-uh] , pandure.
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Pandora

[pan-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] ,
noun
Classical Mythology. the first woman, created by Hephaestus, endowed by the gods with all the graces and treacherously presented to Epimetheus along with a box (originally a jar) in which Prometheus had confined all the evils that could trouble humanity. As the gods had anticipated, Pandora gave in to her curiosity and opened the box, allowing the evils to escape, thereby frustrating the efforts of Prometheus. In some versions, the box contained blessings, all of which escaped but hope.

Origin:
< Latin < Greek Pandṓra, equivalent to pan- pan- + dôr(on) gift + -a feminine noun ending

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pandora (pænˈdɔːrə)
 
n
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)
 
n
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
 
n
 
[from Greek, literally: all-gifted]

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Pandora
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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Pandora definition

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Parlog extended to allow don't-know nondeterminism.
["Pandora: Non-Deterministic Parallel Logic Programming", R. Bahgat et al, Proc 6th Intl Conf Logic Programming, MIT Press 1989 pp. 471-486].
(1995-04-27)
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A few sculptures, including epimetheus and pandora, have been attributed to el greco.
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