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  • n. Plural form of hetaira.

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Examples

  • This was the evening promenade of the Alexandrians, who would pause to notice the progress of the work; off-duty soldiers of Macedon and Egypt, merchants and craftsmen from Greece and Lydia and Tyre and Cyprus and Judaea; wives and children, and hetairas looking for trade.

    Funeral Games

  • He had been uneasy with a harem, its claustral and stifling femininity, after the free-and-easy Greek hetairas.

    Funeral Games

  • It did not take me long to observe that this happened in cities polite enough to have some clean amusing hetairas.

    The Praise Singer

  • Since I was a man, I'd been used to seeing men leave parties with women they had picked up there, dancers or flute-girls or hetairas.

    The Praise Singer

  • Of course all good hetairas pretend that you have pleased them; but at least I don't think she guessed I had never done it before.

    The Praise Singer

  • He had bought for each guest a night with one of the first hetairas in Athens.

    The Praise Singer

  • It was a big one; all his best friends; also their mistresses, if they were suitable; meaning as a rule Greek hetairas of good standing.

    The Persian Boy

  • It was coming from the block where the hetairas sit; they love a good cry more than figs. But it was a few years yet before I knew enough to look for them.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • I'm about the city all day, scraping acquaintance, joining hetairas 'evening parties, talking to bathmen and barbers, to learn the temper of the people.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • Actors and hetairas, in different ways, hear about affairs if they have time to listen, and Kallippos knew it.

    The Mask of Apollo

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