hetaera

noun
he·​tae·​ra | \hi-ˈtir-ə \
variants: or hetaira \ hi-​ˈtī-​rə \
plural hetaerae\ hi-​ˈtir-​(ˌ)ē \ or hetaeras or hetairas or hetairai\ hi-​ˈtī-​ˌrī \

Definition of hetaera 

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

First Known Use of hetaera

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hetaera

Greek hetaira, literally, companion, feminine of hetairos

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