lupanar

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lupānar, from lupa (prostitute, literally she-wolf), from lupus (wolf).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lupanar (plural lupanars)

  1. (formal) A brothel.
    • 1942, Elliot Paul, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Sickle Moon 2001, p. 33:
      A prostitute was not permitted to stand under a street lamp, and sisters were not allowed to work in the same lupanar.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lupānar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ly.pa.naʁ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

lupanar m (plural lupanars)

  1. (dated or literary) A brothel.
    • 1895, R. von Krafft-Ebing, Having become a student at University, I visited a brothel and easily succeeded in getting lucky., transl., Psychopathia Sexualis:
      Devenu étudiant à l'Université, je visitai un lupanar et je réussis le coït sans effort.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apocope of earlier *lupānāre, a neuter relative adjective equivalent to lupa (a she-wolf → prostitute) +‎ -ānus +‎ -āris (both relative adjective suffixes).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /luˈpaː.naːr/, [ɫ̪ʊˈpäːnäːr] or IPA(key): /luˈpaː.nar/, [ɫ̪ʊˈpäːnär]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /luˈpa.nar/, [luˈpäːnär]
  • Note: the last vowel shortened around the time of Terence.

Noun[edit]

lupānar n (genitive lupānāris); third declension

  1. a brothel, whore-house
    Synonym: (Late Latin) prōstibulum

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lupānar lupānāria
Genitive lupānāris lupānārium
Dative lupānārī lupānāribus
Accusative lupānar lupānāria
Ablative lupānārī lupānāribus
Vocative lupānar lupānāria

Descendants[edit]

  • English: lupanar
  • French: lupanar
  • Italian: lupanare
  • Polish: lupanar
  • Portuguese: lupanar
  • Spanish: lupanar

References[edit]

  • lŭpānar in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lupanar in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lupanar in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • lupanar in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lupanar in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lupānar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /luˈpa.nar/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -anar
  • Syllabification: lu‧pa‧nar

Noun[edit]

lupanar m inan

  1. (archaic) brothel
    Synonyms: agencja towarzyska, burdel, dom publiczny, zamtuz

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • lupanar in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • lupanar in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lupānar.

Noun[edit]

lupanar m (plural lupanares)

  1. brothel (house of prostitution)
    Synonyms: bordel, prostíbulo

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French lupanar, from Latin lupanar.

Noun[edit]

lupanar n (plural lupanare)

  1. brothel

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lupānar.

Noun[edit]

lupanar m (plural lupanares)

  1. brothel
    Synonyms: burdel, casa de citas, mancebía, prostíbulo, puticlub

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