Kore vs Gore - What's the difference?

kore | gore |

As a proper noun gore is


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  • (arts, sculpture) An Ancient Greek statue of a woman, portrayed standing, usually clothed, painted in bright colours and having an elaborate hairstyle.
  • * 1966 , Spyros Meletz?s, Helen? A. Papadak?, Akropolis and Museum , page 42,
  • Mus. No 685: Archaic kore' of island marble (500-490 B. C.) 4 ft high. Attic work. This '''kore''' is not wearing the Ionian smile, but a look of solemn gravity. She does not gather up her robes with the left hand like the other ' kores ,.
  • * 1995 , Irene Bald Romano, University of Pennsylvania Museum, The Terracotta Figurines and Related Vessels , page 14,
  • Ducat believes that all the kore plastic vessels wearing transverse himatia ending in stepped folds over the abdomen originate in Rhodes (1966: 72).
  • * 2002 , Matthew Dillon, Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion , page 9,
  • Inscribed dedications often took the form of korai' (singular: ' kore ): statues, usually life-size or larger of female figures, generally goddesses.

    Coordinate terms

    * kouros (statue of a male)


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


  • Dirt, filth.
  • (Bishop Fisher)
  • (senseid)Blood, especially that from a wound when thickened due to exposure to the air.
  • Murder, bloodshed, violence.
  • Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    Probably from .


  • (of an animal) To pierce with the horns.
  • The bull gored the matador.

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A triangular piece of land where roads meet.
  • (Cowell)
  • A triangular or rhomboid piece of fabric, especially one forming part of a three-dimensional surface such as a sail, skirt, hot-air balloon, etc.
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  • Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores : not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
  • An elastic gusset for providing a snug fit in a shoe.
  • A projecting point.
  • (heraldry) One of the abatements, made of two curved lines, meeting in an acute angle in the fesse point.
  • Verb

  • To cut in a triangular form.
  • To provide with a gore.
  • to gore an apron