noun, plural he·tae·rae [hi-teer-ee] /hɪˈtɪər i/.
- heston and isleworth,
- het up,
Origin of hetaera
Examples from the Web for hetaera
She adopted the hetaera life, and was the "companion" of Stilpo himself.Greek Women|Mitchell Carroll
The Thais of that play is the most favourable delineation of the Athenian 'Hetaera' in ancient literature.The Roman Poets of the Republic|William Young Sellar
The concubine has the status of a hetaera; she travels with the man, keeps his accounts, etc.The Modern Woman's Rights Movement|Kaethe Schirmacher
noun plural -taerae (-ˈtɪəriː) or -tairai (-ˈtaɪraɪ)
Word Origin for hetaera
1820, "mistress," from Medieval Latin hetaera, from Greek hetaira "female companion," in Athens opposed to "lawful wife," and thus embracing everything from "concubine" to "courtesan;" fem. of hetairos "comrade, companion," from PIE *swet-aro-, suffixed form of root *s(w)e- (see idiom).