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Aspasia

[ a-spey-shuh, -zhuh ]
/ æˈspeɪ ʃə, -ʒə /
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noun

c470–410 b.c., Athenian courtesan, mistress of Pericles.
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Aspasia

/ (əˈspeɪzɪə) /

noun

5th century bc, Greek courtesan; mistress of Pericles
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Word Origin and History for aspasia

Aspasia


beautiful and capable Milesian consort of Pericles, proper name from fem. of Greek aspasios "welcome," related to aspazesthai "to welcome," of uncertain origin.

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