kore

noun
ko·​re | \ ˈkȯ-(ˌ)rā How to pronounce kore (audio) , ˈkō- \
plural korai\ ˈkȯ-​ˌrī How to pronounce kore (audio) , -​(ˌ)rā How to pronounce kore (audio) , ˈkō-​ \

Definition of kore

: an ancient Greek statue of a clothed young woman standing with feet together

First Known Use of kore

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kore

Greek korē girl; akin to Greek koros boy — more at crescent

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“Kore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kore. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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