Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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Apparently invented by James Fenimore Cooper in The Last of the Mohicans(1826). It could represent Ancient Greek κόρη ("maiden").

Examples

  • The two guitars which they had found in the castle, they strung with wire, and managed to have some music every evening in the twilight; then they had a time set apart, also in the early part of the evening, which they called Cora's hour.

    Peak's Island A Romance of Buccaneer Days

  • Hemeets his match in Cora's teenage sister in one of the film's most extraordinary scenes.

    Last of the Mohicans: No 18

  • To Find Cora -- originally published as Cora is a Nympho by Novel Books in 1963 -- To Find Cora is Harry's original title, and much truer to the story.

    Archive 2007-12-02

  • Cat Cora is committing one of my biggest pet peeves, she has presented a dish with both a gelee and a foam.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Cat Cora is committing one of my biggest pet peeves, she has presented a dish with both a gelee and a foam.

    A First for IronChef

  • To Find Cora -- originally published as Cora is a Nympho by Novel Books in 1963 -- To Find Cora is Harry's original title, and much truer to the story.

    The Best News Yet from Stark House

  • At birth, I was given the name of Cora, after my grandmother.

    The Office girls

  • At birth, I was given the name of Cora, after my grandmother.

    The Office girls

  • Later I discovered that Cora comes from the Greek for "maiden," and was one of the epithets used for Persephone.

    Incubus

  • "And how long has the woman whom he calls Cora been known to you?"

    Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter

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