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Aspasia

[a-spey-shuh, -zhuh] /æˈspeɪ ʃə, -ʒə/
noun
1.
c470–410 b.c, Athenian courtesan, mistress of Pericles.
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Aspasia

/əˈspeɪzɪə/
noun
1.
5th century bc, Greek courtesan; mistress of Pericles
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Word Origin and History for Aspasia

beautiful and capable Milesian consort of Pericles, proper name from fem. of Greek aspasios "welcome," related to aspazesthai "to welcome," of uncertain origin.

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