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1) courtesan. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for payment: bawd, call girl, camp follower, harlot, prostitute, scarlet woman, streetwalker, strumpet, tart2, whore. Slang...

2) courtesan. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...French courtisane, from Old French, from Old Italian cortigiana, feminine of cortigiano, courtier, from corte, court, from Latin cohors, cohort-. See gher-1 in Appendix...

3) Phry'ne (2 syl.). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A courtesan or Athenian hetaera. She acquired so much wealth by her beauty that she offered to rebuild the walls of Thebes if she might put on them this inscription:...

4) Lais. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A courtesan or Greek Hetaira. There were two of the name; the elder was the most beautiful woman of Corinth, and lived at the time of the Peloponne sian War. The...

5) Guinea-hen. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A courtesan who is won by money. 1 "Ere . I would drown myself for the love of a Guinea-hen, I would change my humanity with a baboon."-Shakespeare: Othello. i. 3....

6) Millwood (Sarah). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The courtesan who enticed George Barnwell to robbery and murder. (See BARNWELL.) 1...

7) Rigolette (3 syl.). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A grisette, a courtesan; so called from Rigolette, in Eugene Sue s Mysteries of Paris. 1...

8) Aspa'sia. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...a courtesan. She was the most celebrated of the Greek Hetaerae, to whom Per icl s attached himself. On the death of Pericles she lived with Lys icl s, a cattle-dealer....

9) Bona-ro'ba. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A courtesan (Italian); so called from the smartness of their robes or dresses. 1 "We knew where the bona-robas were."Shakespeare: 2 Henry IV., iii. 2....

10) Tha'is (2 syl.). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...An Athenian courtesan who induced Alexander, when excited with wine, to set fire to the palace of the Persian kings at Persep olis. 1 "The king seized a flambeau...

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