hierodule

noun hi·ero·dule \ ˈhī-(ə-)rō-ˌdül , hī-ˈer-ə- , -ˌdyül \

Definition of hierodule

: a slave or prostitute in the service of a temple (as in ancient Greece)

Origin and Etymology of hierodule

Late Latin hierodulus, from Greek hierodoulos, from hieron temple + doulos slave


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