Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity, a brothel.
- n. A brothel.
- From Latin lupānar, from lupa ("prostitute"), literally ‘she-wolf’, from lupus ("wolf"). (Wiktionary)
“Más vil que un lupanar la carnicería rubrica como una afrenta la calle.”
“Agreste olus anus vendebat, et rogo inquam, mater, nunquid scis ubi ego habitem? delectata illa urbanitate tam stulta, et quid nesciam inquit? consurrexitque et cepit me praecedere; divinam ego putabam, &c. nudas video meretrices et in lupanar me adductum, sero execrutus aniculae insidias.”
““Et ædificavissti tibi lupanar, et fecisti tibi prostibulum in cunctis plateis.” — “And thou hast built a high place for thyself, and a place of eminence in every public way.””
“He was experiencing a sensation not unrelated to his mood in connection with the lupanar in Kansas City — attracted and yet repulsed.”
“Harris quickly catapults the reader into a world of striking authenticity with an armchair tour of Pompeii as it looked almost 2,000 years ago, including an aristocrat's sumptuous townhouse (the House of the Citharist, named after its statue of a lyre-playing Apollo), a lavishly designed new public baths facility (the Central Baths, uncompleted at the time of the eruption), and a dank two-story lupanar (the largest of at least nine brothels in Pompeii).”
“We next hear of her as servant-maid in a Piccadilly brothel, a lupanar much patronized by wealthy émigrés from France, among whom was Louis-Henri-Joseph, Duc de Bourbon and later Prince de Condé, a man at that time of about fifty-four.”
“It was a crime to undress before a statue of Augustus, to mention his name in the latrinae, to carry a coin with his image into a lupanar.”
“On the morrow the palace of the Caesars was turned into a lupanar, a little larger, a little handsomer than the others, but still a brothel, one of which the inmates were matrons of Rome and the keeper Jupiter Latialis.”
“The Pantheon had become a lupanar of divinities that presided over birth, and whose rites were obscene; an abattoir of gods that presided over death, and whose worship was gore.”
“It is surely impossible for any impartial critic to contend that the unlucky novelist's devotion to the class of subjects referred to, and his manner of handling them, did not amount to what has been pedantically, but accurately, termed an "obsession of the _lupanar_.”
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