Pandora
Pandora Pan*do"ra, prop. n. [L., fr. Gr. Pandw`ra; pa^s, pa^n, all + dw^ron a gift.] 1. (Class. Myth.) A beautiful woman (all-gifted), whom Jupiter caused Vulcan to make out of clay in order to punish the human race, because Prometheus had stolen the fire from heaven. Jupiter gave Pandora a box containing all human ills, which, when the box was opened, escaped and spread over the earth. Hope alone remained in the box. Another version makes the box contain all the blessings of the gods, which were lost to men when Pandora opened it. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of marine bivalves, in which one valve is flat, the other convex. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pandora — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Пандора (значения). Pandora Тип игровая консоль, UMPC, PDA …   Википедия

  • Pandóra — PANDÓRA, æ, Gr. Πανδώρα, ας, ein Frauenzimmer, welches Vulcan, auf Jupiters Befehl, aus Erde, nachdem er solche mit Wasser eingemacht hatte, also verfertigte, daß sie an Schönheit selbst den Göttinnen gleich war. Minerva wies ihr darauf alle ihr… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

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  • Pandora — and the Flying Dutchman    Drame d Albert Lewin, avec Ava Gardner (Pandora), James Mason (Van der Zee), Nigel Patrick (Stephen).   Scénario: Albert Lewin   Photographie: Jack Cardiff   Décor: Joan Hawkesworth   Musique: Allan Rawsthorne   Pays:… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

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  • pandoră — PANDÓRĂ, pandore, s.f. Instrument muzical cu coarde, asemănător cu lăuta, folosit în sec. XVI XVII. – Din fr. pandore. Trimis de valeriu, 03.02.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  PANDÓRĂ s.f. Instrument muzical cu coarde ciupite, care se folosea mai ales în… …   Dicționar Român

  • Pandora — Pandora, OH U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 1188 Housing Units (2000): 458 Land area (2000): 0.812558 sq. miles (2.104516 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.812558 sq. miles (2.104516 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Pandora — 1570s, in Greek mythology, the first mortal woman, made by Hephaestus and given as a bride to Epimetheus, from Gk. pandora all gifted, from pan all (see PAN (Cf. pan )) + doron gift, from PIE root *do to give. Pandora s box (1570s) refers to her… …   Etymology dictionary

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