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See also: cora and córa



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

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name.
    • 1826 James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans/Chapter 2:
      The youth had turned to speak to the dark-eyed Cora, when the distant sound of horses hoofs, clattering over the roots of the broken way in his rear, caused him to check his charger;
    • 1990, Ed McBain, Vespers, Mandarin (1991), ISBN 0749305967, page 78:
      "Where are you from originally, Coral?" "Indiana." "Lots of Corals out there, I bet." She hesitated, seemed about to flare, and then smiled instead, showing a little gap between two front teeth. "Well, it was Cora Lucille, I guess, " she said, still smiling, looking very much like a Cora Lucille in that moment. Hawes imagined pigtails tied with polka-dot rags.