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[loo-pey-ner, -pah-] /luˈpeɪ nər, -ˈpɑ-/
a brothel; whorehouse.
Origin of lupanar
1860-65; < Latin lupānar, derivative of lupa prostitute, literally, she-wolf Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Now the lovely room, that had seemed so lovely, a curl of smoke had turned into a lupanar.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • In the lupanar, of course, rules regarding costume were unheeded.

    The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger
  • But she laughed, and seemed to understand, and gave him the address of a lupanar.

  • Their name, fornices, at last became synonymous with lupanar, and we have borrowed from it our generic word fornication.

    The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger
  • Just at their junction, and having an entrance into both, stands the lupanar, from which the latter street derives its name.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • Queen Joanna of Naples made ordinances for a lupanar at Avignon, in 1347, when it was the papal residence.


    William Graham Sumner

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