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  • Geological Society, had spoken of] "those final causes, which have been named barren virgins, but which might be more fitly termed the hetairae of philosophy, so constantly have they led men astray" [(ib.

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 2

  • Faun instinct with the animality of his species, unconsciously joyous and dancing with all his might; and finally, the "Venus de Medici," a slender young girl with a small delicate head, not a goddess like her sister of Milo, but a perfect mortal and the work of some Praxiteles fond of "hetairae," at ease in a nude state and free from that somewhat mawkish delicacy and bashful coquetry which its copies, and the restored arms with their thin fingers by Bernini, seem to impose on her.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 7 Italy, Sicily, and Greece (Part One)

  • [26] High sounding titles given to the _great hetairae_.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari Tales of the Tokugawa, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • Kivi, the _kava_ drinker with the _hetairae_ of the valley

    White Shadows in the South Seas

  • [Illustration: Kivi, the _kava_ drinker with the _hetairae_ of the valley] [Illustration: A pool in the jungle]

    White Shadows in the South Seas

  • And while others have had to play goodness knows what -- mediaeval Italian princesses, Cockney cabmen, old Greek hetairae, German cuirassiers,

    Without Prejudice

  • These ladies were types of the class with which, probably, he was most familiar, those brilliant and accomplished _hetairae_, generally Greeks, who were trained up in slavery with every art and accomplishment which could heighten their beauty or lend a charm to their society.


  • She belonged to the class of hetairae, but seems to have preferred him, from a genuine feeling of affection, to her wealthier lovers.



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  • This head word hetairae is itself the plural of singular hetaira.

    May 20, 2009

  • noun, plural -tae⋅rae  /-ˈtɪəri/ Show Spelled Pronunciation -teer-ee Show IPA .

    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.

    May 20, 2009