from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology A daughter of Priam, the king of Troy, endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated by Apollo never to be believed.
  • n. One that utters unheeded prophecies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Daughter of King Priam of Troy and his queen Hecuba, who captured the eye of Apollo and was granted the ability to see the future. However, she was destined to never be believed.
  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. A person who makes predictions which are never believed but turn out to be true.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a genus of ericaceous plants, of a single species, native of the cooler portions of Europe, Asia, and North America.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed


Latin, from Greek Kassandra.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek Κασσάνδρα (Kassandra). (Wiktionary)



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