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[hi-tahyuh r-uh]
noun, plural he·tai·rai [hi-tahyuh tahy-rahy] /hɪˈtaɪətaɪ raɪ/.
  1. hetaera.
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Related formshe·tai·ric, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hetaira

Historical Examples

  • The Greek ideal of woman which the hetaira exemplified was beauty.

    Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern

    Edgar Saltus

  • Semi-Greek, a daughter of the Ptolomies, she had the charm of the Hellenic hetaira.

  • One of these, the Hetaira esmeralda, Will was convinced must be the most beautiful of all flying creatures.

    The Inca Emerald

    Samuel Scoville

  • The classic Hetaira seems more akin to this Apollochartered libertine of an age bent on being equally classical.

  • Henceforth, says the hetaira Bacchis to Myrrhina, our profits are secured by law.