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hetaira

[hi-tahyuh r-uh] /hɪˈtaɪər ə/
noun, plural hetairai
[hi-tahyuh tahy-rahy] /hɪˈtaɪətaɪ raɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
Related forms
hetairic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hetaira

hetaera

/hɪˈtɪərə/
noun (pl) -taerae (-ˈtɪəriː), -tairai (-ˈtaɪraɪ)
1.
(esp in ancient Greece) a female prostitute, esp an educated courtesan
Derived Forms
hetaeric, hetairic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek hetaira concubine
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