noun, plural he·tai·rai [hi-tahyuh tahy-rahy] /hɪˈtaɪətaɪ raɪ/.
Related formshe·tai·ric, adjective
Examples from the Web for hetaira
The classic Hetaira seems more akin to this Apollochartered libertine of an age bent on being equally classical.A Decade of Italian Women, v. II (of 2)|T. Adolphus Trollope
Saperdion was a famous Hetaira, the Empousa, a mythological monster.A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)|Mrs. Sutherland Orr
At Athens there was nothing disgraceful in frequenting the dicterion or keeping an hetaira.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger
In Greece and Rome there was, perhaps you know, a certain class of females called Hetaira, also a class of males called parasites.A Fantasy of Far Japan|Baron Kencho Suyematsu
This fact renders it more intelligible why a woman of such intellectual distinction as Aspasia should have been a hetaira.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis