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n. pl. kor·ai (kôr′ī)
A sculpture representing a standing young woman clothed in long robes, especially one produced in Greece before the fifth century bc.
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(Art Terms) an ancient Greek statue of a young woman wearing clothes
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A female draped statue found in Archaic Greek art as a votive offering or placed on a grave. Similar male statues are called kouros.
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|Noun||1.||Kore - (Greek mythology) daughter of Zeus and Demeter; made queen of the underworld by Pluto in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Proserpina|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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