[loo-pey-ner, -pah-]


a brothel; whorehouse.

Origin of lupanar

1860–65; < Latin lupānar, derivative of lupa prostitute, literally, she-wolf Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of lupanar

  • Now the lovely room, that had seemed so lovely, a curl of smoke had turned into a lupanar.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • In the lupanar, of course, rules regarding costume were unheeded.

  • But she laughed, and seemed to understand, and gave him the address of a lupanar.

  • Their name, fornices, at last became synonymous with lupanar, and we have borrowed from it our generic word fornication.

  • Just at their junction, and having an entrance into both, stands the Lupanar, from which the latter street derives its name.