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hetaerism

Class:

noun

Etymology:

Greek hetairismos from hetairizein, to be a hetaera: see "hetaera"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Hetaera | hetaerae

courtesans--highly educated, sophisticated companions. Although most engaged in sexual relations with their patrons, hetaerae were not simple prostitutes. In ancient Greek society, hetaerae were independent and sometimes influential women who were ... (32 of 934 words, pronunciation, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Hetaera

Collins Dictionary:

hetaerism | hetairism | hetaerist [derived] | hetairist [noun, derived]

the state of being a concubine | [sociology, anthropology] a social system attributed to some primitive societies, in which women are communally ... (21 of 262 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hetaerism

Wiktionary:

hetaerism | hetairism [sense-specific] | hetarism [sense-specific]

A theoretical early state of human society (as postulated by 19th-century anthropologists) which was characterized by the ... | An ancient Greek custom according to which a man's wife was forbidden to accompany him to many public events, including the ... (39 of 93 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hetaerism

New World Dictionary:

hetaerism | hetairism [sense-specific]

"concubinage" | a system of communal marriage supposed to have been practiced among some early peoples (15 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hetaerism

Random House Dictionary:

hetaerism | hetairism [sense-specific] | concubinage [synonym, sense-specific]

concubinage | a social system in which the women are considered common property. (12 of 22 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/hetaerism

Encarta Dictionary:

hetaerism | hetairism | hetaerist [noun, derived] | hetaeristic [adjective, derived]

the social condition or institution of concubinage | the practice in some societies of sharing spouses or sexual partners (18 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617665​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

hetaerism

Origin: Greek hetairismos from hetairizein, to be a hetaera: see "hetaera"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hetaerism

Wiktionary:

hetaerism

Origin: Ancient Greek ἑταῖρος (hetairos, "companion") + -ism.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hetaerism

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

hetaerism | hetairism

Audio: British English pronunciation of "hetaerism"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hetaerism

YourDictionary Audio:

hetaerism

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hetaerism" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hetaerism

the Free Dictionary:

hetaerism

Audio: British English pronunciation of "hetaerism"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/hetaerism

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