meretrix

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Etymology[edit]

From mereō(merit, deserve) +‎ -trīx. Literally "she who earns".

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meretrīx f ‎(genitive meretrīcis); third declension

  1. (slang) courtesan, prostitute, harlot

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative meretrīx meretrīcēs
genitive meretrīcis meretrīcum
dative meretrīcī meretrīcibus
accusative meretrīcem meretrīcēs
ablative meretrīce meretrīcibus
vocative meretrīx meretrīcēs

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