Cassandra


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Cas·san·dra

 (kə-săn′drə)
n.
1. Greek Mythology A daughter of Priam, the king of Troy, endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated by Apollo never to be believed.
2. One that utters unheeded prophecies.

[Latin, from Greek Kassandra.]

Cassandra

(kəˈsændrə)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a daughter of Priam and Hecuba, endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated never to be believed
2. anyone whose prophecies of doom are unheeded

Cas•san•dra

(kəˈsæn drə)

n., pl. -dras.
1. (in Greek myth) a daughter of Priam and Hecuba, endowed with prophetic powers, but fated never to be believed.
2. a person who prophesies doom or disaster.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cassandra - (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believedCassandra - (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks

Cassandra

noun
A prophet of misfortune or disaster:
Translations
Kassandra

Cassandra

[kəˈsændrə] NCasandra

Cassandra

n (Myth) → Kassandra f; despite all the Cassandras (fig)allen Kassandrarufen or Unkenrufen zum Trotz

Cassandra

[kəˈsændrə] n (Myth) (fig) → Cassandra
References in classic literature ?
So it was with the CASSANDRA, as brought us all safe home from Malabar, after England took the viceroy of the Indies; so it was with the old WALRUS, Flint's old ship, as I've seen amuck with the red blood and fit to sink with gold.
Signor Pastrini," returned Franz, "you are more susceptible than Cassandra, who was a prophetess, and yet no one believed her; while you, at least, are sure of the credence of half your audience.
I heard Priam's daughter Cassandra scream as Clytemnestra killed her close beside me.
He sought Cassandra, the fairest of Priam's daughters, in marriage, but offered no gifts of wooing, for he promised a great thing, to wit, that he would drive the sons of the Achaeans willy nilly from Troy; old King Priam had given his consent and promised her to him, whereon he fought on the strength of the promises thus made to him.
Looking now and then at the sky, she went through the list of her cousins' names: Eleanor, Humphrey, Marmaduke, Silvia, Henry, Cassandra, Gilbert, and Mostyn--Henry, the cousin who taught the young ladies of Bungay to play upon the violin, was the only one in whom she could confide, and as she walked up and down beneath the hoops of the pergola, she did begin a little speech to him, which ran something like this:
Cassandra has a following and seven cities compete for the honor of
Then Alexandrus builds his ships at Aphrodite's suggestion, and Helenus foretells the future to him, and Aphrodite order Aeneas to sail with him, while Cassandra prophesies as to what will happen afterwards.
A few of the survivors, including Bob Sheed, a former radio operator who runs the association, were also at Sandown when Cassandra Go landed the Temple Stakes.
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Like Cassandra from the Greek legends, Sasha can sometimes see the grim future, and like Cassandra, no one believes her.
George and Julian Marchmont made a wager that they could meet and seduce Cassandra Woodford and Rosalind Powell, two beautiful and mysterious young ladies cloistered away behind the walls of a Gothic abbey.