Korai



[kawr-ee, kohr-ee; kawr-ey, kohr-ey] /ˈkɔr i, ˈkoʊr i; ˈkɔr eɪ, ˈkoʊr eɪ/

noun, plural korai
[kawr-ahy, kohr-ahy] /ˈkɔr aɪ, ˈkoʊr aɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
Greek Antiquity. a sculptured representation of a young woman, especially one produced prior to the 5th century b.c.
2.
Also, Core, Cora. (initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. Persephone, especially as a symbol of virginity.

in Greek mythology, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, also called Persephone in her aspect as Hades’s wife, from Greek kore “maiden” (see crescent).

partridge. (1.) A Levite and temple-warder of the Korahites, the son of Asaph. He was father of Shallum and Meshelemiah, temple-porters (1 Chr. 9:19; 26:1). (2.) A Levitical porter at the east gate of the temple (2 Chr. 31:14). (3.) In 1 Chr. 26:19 the word should be “Korahites,” as in the Revised Version.

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