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Charles Edward Perugini: Pandora’s box



Borrowed from Ancient Greek Πανδώρᾱ (Pandṓrā, “all gifts”), from πᾰν- (pan-, “all”) +‎ δῶρον (dôron, “gift”) +‎ -ᾱ (-ā).


IPA(key): /ˌpænˈdɔɹə/

Proper noun

  • Pandora (Greek mythology) The first woman on earth, who had been given a box by the gods and instructed not to open it, but who disobeyed the instructions out of curiosity, releasing all manner of evils into the world.
  • (astronomy) A moon of the planet Saturn.
  • (astronomy) 55 Pandora, a main-belt asteroid.

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