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he·tae·ra

 (hĭ-tîr′ə) also he·tai·ra (-tīr′ə)
n. pl. he·tae·rae (-tîr′ē) or he·tae·ras also he·tai·rai (-tīr′ī′) or he·tai·ras
An ancient Greek courtesan or concubine, especially one who was highly educated or refined.

[Greek hetairā, feminine of hetairos, companion; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

he·tae′ric adj.

hetaera

(hɪˈtɪərə) or

hetaira

n, pl -taerae (-ˈtɪəriː) or -tairai (-ˈtaɪraɪ)
(Historical Terms) (esp in ancient Greece) a female prostitute, esp an educated courtesan
[C19: from Greek hetaira concubine]
heˈtaeric, heˈtairic adj

he•tae•ra

(hɪˈtɪər ə)

n., pl. -tae•rae (-ˈtɪər i)
1. a highly cultured courtesan or concubine, esp. in ancient Greece.
[1810–20; < Greek hetaíra (feminine) companion]

hetaera

a female companion or paramour of ancient Greece, a sort of professional prostitute.
See also: Greece and Greeks
Translations

hetaera

n pl <-rae or -ras> → Hetäre f
References in classic literature ?
Hayward surrounded his sordid and vulgar little adventures with a glow of poetry, and thought he touched hands with Pericles and Pheidias because to describe the object of his attentions he used the word hetaira instead of one of those, more blunt and apt, provided by the English language.
Her anti-sexist position would have stood much to gain by simply assuming that Diallage was played by a nude hetaira, but the evidence does not allow such a clear-cut deduction.
O coletivo Hetaira, organizacao espanhola para a defesa dos direitos das mulheres prostitutas, se mostrava a favor de legalizar a prostituicao por considera-la um trabalho, mas exigia saber os objetivos da alcalde com uma possivel regularizacao do setor.