pan·​do·​ra pan-ˈdȯr-ə How to pronounce pandora (audio)

Word History


Italian, from Late Latin pandura 3-stringed lute, from Greek pandoura

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pandora was in 1597

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Cite this Entry

“Pandora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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