Cassandra
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Kassandra Date: 1542 1. a daughter of Priam endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated never to be believed 2. one that predicts misfortune or disaster

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  • Cassandra — CASSANDRA, æ, Gr. Κασσάνδρα, ας, (⇒ Tab. XXXI.) 1 §. Namen. Insgemein wird sie zwar Cassandra genannt, heißt aber doch auch Alexandra, wie denn auch ihr Bruder nach damaliger Weise bald Paris, bald Alexander genannt wird. Canterus Prolegom. ad… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Cassandra — Cassandra, PA U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 136 Housing Units (2000): 57 Land area (2000): 0.075044 sq. miles (0.194362 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.075044 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Cassandra — f from Greek legend. Cassandra was a Trojan princess blessed with the gift of prophecy but cursed with the fate that nobody would ever believe her. She was brought back to Greece as a captive concubine by Agamemnon, but met her death at the hands …   First names dictionary

  • cassandra — (o Cassandra) s.f. [dal nome della mitica profetessa che prediceva la distruzione di Troia senza essere mai creduta]. [per antonomasia, persona (anche uomo) che predice avvenimenti tristi senza essere creduta] ▶◀ (fam.) grillo parlante.… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Cassandra — ► NOUN ▪ a prophet of disaster. ORIGIN from Cassandra in Greek mythology, whose prophecies, though true, were doomed by Apollo to be disbelieved …   English terms dictionary

  • Cassandra — Cassandra, Halbinsel im europäisch türkischen Ejalet Rum Ili; ist die westliche der drei in das Ägäische Meer in südöstlicher Richtung auslaufenden Halbinseln, endigt mit dem Cap Paliuri, etwa 8 Stunden lang u. 2 bis 3 Stunden breit; auf ihrer… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cassandra — Gk. Kasandra, daughter of Priam of Troy, seduced by Apollo who gave her the gift of prophecy, but when she betrayed him he amended it so that, though she spoke truth, none would believe her. Used figuratively since 1660s. The name is of uncertain …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cassandra —    Cassandra, personaggio della leggenda omerica; figlia di Priamo e di Ecuba, ebbe il dono della profezia da Apollo ma, avendo respito le sue profferte amorose, fu condannata a non essere mai creduta. Previde i lutti di Troia e la rovina di… …   Dizionario dei miti e dei personaggi della Grecia antica

  • Cassandra — [kə san′drə] n. [L < Gr Kassandra] 1. Gr. Myth. a daughter of Priam and Hecuba: to win her love, Apollo gives her prophetic power, but when thwarted, decrees that no one should believe her prophecies 2. a person whose warnings of misfortune… …   English World dictionary

  • Cassandra — In Greek mythology, Cassandra (Greek: Κασσάνδρα she who entangles men [This is Robert Graves etymology.] ) (also known as Alexandra) was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. Her beauty caused Apollo to grant her the gift of… …   Wikipedia

  • Cassandra — Die Kassandra (griechisch Κασσάνδρα) bezeichnet eine Figur in der griechischen Mythologie, siehe Kassandra (Mythologie). das Hauptwerk des griechischen Dramatikers und Philosophen Lykophron aus Chalkis die deutsche Soulsängerin Cassandra Steen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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