hetaera

noun he·tae·ra \ hi-ˈtir-ə \
variants: or hetaira play \hi-ˈtī-rə\

Definition of hetaera

plural hetaerae play \hi-ˈtir-(ˌ)ē\ or hetaeras or hetairas or hetairai play \hi-ˈtī-ˌrī\
1 : one of a class of highly cultivated courtesans in ancient Greece

Origin and Etymology of hetaera

Greek hetaira, literally, companion, feminine of hetairos


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