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[pan-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] /pænˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə/
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Also, pandore
[pan-dawr, -dohr, pan-dawr, -dohr] /pænˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr, ˈpæn dɔr, -doʊr/ (Show IPA),
[pan-doo r-uh] /pænˈdʊər ə/ (Show IPA),


[pan-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] /pænˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə/
Classical Mythology. the first woman, created by Hephaestus, endowed by the gods with all the graces and treacherously presented to Epimetheus along with a box (originally a jar) in which Prometheus had confined all the evils that could trouble humanity. As the gods had anticipated, Pandora gave in to her curiosity and opened the box, allowing the evils to escape, thereby frustrating the efforts of Prometheus. In some versions, the box contained blessings, all of which escaped but hope.
Origin of Pandora
< Latin < Greek Pandṓra, equivalent to pan- pan- + dôr(on) gift + -a feminine noun ending Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Contemporary Examples
  • So the LP was a revelation in its day, as amazing as pandora is to us.

    Before the Earthquake Hit: When The Beatles Landed in America Michael Tomasky January 29, 2014
  • Both algorithms pick a good first song, but pandora heads next to Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    Why Is Apple Punishing Me, a Loyal Fanboy, With iOS 7? Winston Ross September 19, 2013
  • The first song from pandora is “187 Proof,” which immediately blows my mind because I have never heard this song.

    Why Is Apple Punishing Me, a Loyal Fanboy, With iOS 7? Winston Ross September 19, 2013
  • Defeated, he tries out the new iTunes Radio against old favorite pandora.

    Why Is Apple Punishing Me, a Loyal Fanboy, With iOS 7? Winston Ross September 19, 2013
  • pandora, a successful entrepreneur, has long aspired to be “of no interest to anyone.”

    ‘A Sustained Sense of Violation’: When Bad House Guests Invade Literature Matt Seidel July 23, 2013
Historical Examples
  • pandora continually kept saying to herself and to Epimetheus.

    The Paradise of Children Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • It was heavy; quite too heavy for the slender strength of a child, like pandora.

    The Paradise of Children Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Then she kissed pandora on the forehead, and her hurt was cured likewise.

    The Paradise of Children Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • “I should like very much to come and see her,” said pandora.

    Pandora Henry James
  • pandora by this time had given her attention again to Mrs. Steuben.

    Pandora Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for pandora


a handsome red sea bream, Pagellus erythrinus, of European coastal waters, caught for food in the Mediterranean
a marine bivalve mollusc of the genus Pandora that lives on the surface of sandy shores and has thin equal valves
(music) another word for bandore
Word Origin
after Pandora


(Greek myth) the first woman, made out of earth as the gods' revenge on man for obtaining fire from Prometheus. Given a box (Pandora's box) that she was forbidden to open, she disobeyed out of curiosity and released from it all the ills that beset man, leaving only hope within
Word Origin
from Greek, literally: all-gifted
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Word Origin and History for pandora


1570s, in Greek mythology, the first mortal woman, made by Hephaestus and given as a bride to Epimetheus, from Greek pandora "all-gifted" (or perhaps "giver of all"), from pan "all" (see pan-) + doron "gift," from PIE vivddqwu. oficial de pandoraroot *do- "to give" (see date (n.1)).

Pandora's box (1570s) refers to her gift from Zeus, which was foolishly opened by Epimetheus, upon which all the contents escaped. They were said to be the host of human ills (escaping to afflict mankind), or, in a later version, all the blessings of the god (escaping to be lost), except Hope, which alone remained.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Nearby words for pandora

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  • Meaning of Pandora: Pandora means: *the first woman; created by Hephaestus on orders from Zeus who presented her to Epimetheus along with a box filled with evil.
  • Gender: Female
  • Animal: Ferret
  • Category: Cute, Cool, Unique, Unusual

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This name is very cute and I would use it for a ferret, hamster, or rabbit. I personally think that it would be best for a rabbit though.

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Wow. That name is #1!!!


Cute name! WOAH! Too bad I'm getting a boy guinea pig.........


great name! i would totally rcomend this one its the best!
it sounds super cool


i am gettin a girl guinea pig and I think this is the perfect name!!!!


definataly a rabbit name! im geting a girl rabbit and its going to be a white mini lop and im going to call it pandora because pandoa is the best rabbit name in th whole world!!!!!!!!!!
hey my names Rachel too haha coinsidence huh
and i agree this name is super super coooolllll!!! <3 <3


This is the name I am giving my new female Python.


That name is so cool


I love this name. I thought it was rare until I got my second one and was looking up names for her. I love it and so did my company that met her.


Does anyone think this would be good for a female goat? xD


Any name is good for what you want. It's up to you and no one else.


I love that name i would love it


This name is super cute <3 but does it occur to anyone else that Pandora is the name of an app? Otherwise, this name is very very very cute im like fangirling right now. I will name my cat Pandora


best name! luv this website! They have the cutest names!


I named my dog this name about 2 years ago because she was my little box of evil.


ANOTHER Rachel!! :( my pet hamster died in Star, she was very cheeky. This name is going to be reserved in the list for my next pet!!!! :( XD

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