meretrix

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

meretrīx f (genitive meretrīcis); third declension

  1. (slang) prostitute, female prostitute

Declension[edit]

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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References[edit]

  • meretrix in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • meretrix in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • meretrix” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • meretrix in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers