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Etymology 1[edit]

Apparently brought up in English literature by James Fenimore Cooper in The Last of the Mohicans (1826), but compare a female heroine of this name in Jean-François Marmontel's Les Incas (1777) and the Ancient Greek epithet Κόρη (Kórē) for Περσεφόνη (Persephónē). It could also refer directly to κόρη (kórē, maiden).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.
    • 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, published 1991, →ISBN, 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.

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]


  1. An indigenous people of west-central Mexico.
  2. The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Cora people.


Cora (plural Coras)

  1. A member of the Cora people.




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Proper noun[edit]

Cora f sg (genitive Corae); first declension

  1. An ancient city in Latium, situated between Norba and Velitrae, now Cori


First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Cora
Genitive Corae
Dative Corae
Accusative Coram
Ablative Corā
Vocative Cora
Locative Corae

Derived terms[edit]


  • Cŏra”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Cora”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • Cora in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.



Clipping of Corazon.


Proper noun[edit]

Cora (Baybayin spelling ᜃᜓᜇ)

  1. a diminutive of the female given name Corazon