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hetaera

play
noun he·tae·ra \hi-ˈtir-ə\

Definition of hetaera

plural he·tae·rae play \-ˈtir-(ˌ)ē\ or hetaeras or hetairas or he·tai·rai play \-ˈtī-ˌrī\

  1. 1 :  one of a class of highly cultivated courtesans in ancient Greece

  2. 2 :  demimondaine



Variants of hetaera

or he·tai·ra play \-ˈtī-rə\

Origin of hetaera

Greek hetaira, literally, companion, feminine of hetairos


First Known Use: 1820

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