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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 hetairai

Historical Examples

  • Very different from the social position of chaste women was that of the hetairai.

    Museum of Antiquity

    L. W. Yaggy

  • For the hetairai did not shun the light of day, and were not restrained by the law.

  • The most renowned of the Hetairai was Aspasia, the mistress of Pericles.

  • They are the hetairai of the old Greeks—and sometimes they are all that that name implies.

  • He avoided the shops, the baths, the Agora, the houses of Hetairai.

    A Problem in Greek Ethics

    John Addington Symonds