hetaira

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hetairai (IPA(key): /hɪˈtaɪraɪ/; sing. hetaira IPA(key): /hɪˈtaɪrə/; pl. sometimes hetarias IPA(key): /hɪˈtaɪrəs/; also hetaera IPA(key): /hɪˈtɪrə/, pl. hetaerae IPA(key): /hɪˈtɪriː/; Ancient Greek:

 

, "companion," pl.

 

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hetaira ‎(plural hetairai)

  1. A courtesan in ancient Greece - an educated, sophisticated female companion. Although most of them engaged in sexual relations with their patrons, hetairai were not simple prostitutes.

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