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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.
Tenemos nombres de algunas famosas hetairas, asi como las descripciones de posiciones eroticas en la antiguedad clasica, de las que llego a escribir la hetaira Filenis.
Ella, ataviada con una tunica escotada, lleva una venda chueca que solo le tapa un ojo, dejando ver la mirada desorbitada de la hetaira que apenas puede sostener una balanza con su mano izquierda.
Asimismo, los tres poemas suponen momentos, cortes, que nos muestran, cada uno a su modo, cada uno con su singular perspectiva, el dificil proposito de construccion de la subjetividad, del yo femenino en el Modernismo; espacio en que la feminidad aparecia atrapada en un paisaje anulador, en esa vision decimononica en la que las mujeres fueron concebidas a partir de dos polos opuestos y extremos: virgen, santa / hetaira, femme fatal; y que, como ha senalado Catharina Vallejo, las arrojo al lugar de "un hueco, el margen, la ausencia" (50).
Los cronistas de la antiguedad recuerdan, ademas, que cuando la celebre hetaira Phryne comparecio ante los heliastas por danos contra la moral, sorprendidos por su hermosura, la absolvieron.
Para la intelectualidad de la epoca no fueron menores los obstaculos provenientes de la forma mentis de la filosofia griega: el ente es la cuestion de las cuestiones, razonar es masculino, el matrimonio es cuestion menor y de especie, y la mujer o es hetaira placentera o es domestica util, pero en ambos casos <<conflictiva>>.
The important studies of James Davidson's Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens (1997) and Leslie Kurke's Coins, Bodies, Games and Gold: The Politics of Meaning in Archaic Greece (1999) focused on cultural constructions of the Greek prostitute and discursive techniques used to distinguish the hetaira from the porne, while Laura K.
And the classical word for the harlot is hetaira, a companion, or as we say now (finally), an escort.
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.
A hetaira e a cortesa, a mundana, a cantora, a dancarina, a atriz, a cocota, aquela para quem "o homem declarou seu preco aos olhos do mundo" (12) cuja autoestima depende da ruina que provoca.
Quando, se o amor que a Humanidade inspira E o amor do sibarita e da hetaira, De Messalina e de Sardanapalo?
Leon cites Slavic, Bulgarian and Ecuadorian women in the volunteer group Hetaira with whom he worked in Madrid ("Princesas"), yet he chose to portray a Dominican mulatto woman as the illegal prostitute in his film.