Hetaera definition

-tīrə
An ancient Greek courtesan or concubine, especially one who was highly educated or refined.
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In ancient Greece, a courtesan or concubine, usually an educated slave.
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(historical) A mistress, especially a highly cultivated courtesan in ancient Greece.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of hetaera - hetra, hetaira

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hetaera
Plural:
hetaerae, hetaeras

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”).

    From Wiktionary