ko·​re ˈkȯ-(ˌ)rā How to pronounce kore (audio)
plural korai ˈkȯ-ˌrī How to pronounce kore (audio) -(ˌ)rā How to pronounce kore (audio)
: an ancient Greek statue of a clothed young woman standing with feet together

Word History


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

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kore was in 1920

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“Kore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kore. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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