Cora

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See also: cora, córa, and čora

English[edit]

Etymology[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]

Cora

  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, 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.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cora f sg (genitive Corae); first declension

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

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

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

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Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: co‧ra

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of Corazon.

Proper noun[edit]

Cora

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Corazon.