Meaning of hetaera

he•tae•ra

Pronunciation: (hi-tēr'u), [key]
— pl. -tae•rae
  1. a highly cultured courtesan or concubine, esp. in ancient Greece.
  2. any woman who uses her beauty and charm to obtain wealth or social position.
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