An ancient Greek courtesan or concubine, especially one who was highly educated or refined.
In ancient Greece, a courtesan or concubine, usually an educated slave.
Alternative Form of hetaera - hetra, hetaira
Other Word Forms
Origin of hetaera
- Greek hetairā feminine of hetairos companion s(w)e- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ἑταῖρα (hetaira), feminine of ἑταῖρος (hetairos, “companion”).