Definition of Pandora in English:

Pandora

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • The first mortal woman. In one story she was created by Zeus and sent to earth with a jar or box of evils in revenge for Prometheus' having brought the gift of fire back to the world. Pandora let out all the evils from the jar to infect the earth; hope alone remained to assuage the lot of humankind.

Origin

From the Greek name Pandōra all-gifted (from pan all + dōron gift).

Pronunciation:

Pandora

/panˈdôrə/

Definition of pandora in English:

pandora

(also Pandora's box shell, pandora shell)

noun

  • A burrowing bivalve mollusk with a fragile shell, the unequal valves of which form a “box” with a lid.

    • ‘Placostylus ambagiosus pandora is a subspecies of very large, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the family Bulimulidae.’
    • ‘Only one microscopical species, Symbion pandora, has been described.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek pandoura three-stringed lute (because of the shell's resemblance to the sound box of a stringed instrument).

Pronunciation:

pandora

/panˈdôrə/