Hetaera He*t[ae]"ra, Hetaira He*tai"ra, n.; pl. {-r[ae]}. [NL. See {Hetairism}.] (Gr. Antiq.) A female paramour; a mistress, concubine, or harlot. -- {He*t[ae]"ric}, {He*tai"ric}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • hetaeric — See hetaera. * * * …   Universalium

  • hetaera — hetaeric, adj. /hi tear euh/, n., pl. hetaerae / tear ee/. 1. a highly cultured courtesan or concubine, esp. in ancient Greece. 2. any woman who uses her beauty and charm to obtain wealth or social position. Also, hetaira. [1810 20; < Gk hetaíra… …   Universalium

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