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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hetaera \He*t[ae]"ra\, Hetaira \He*tai"ra\, n.; pl. -r[ae]. [NL. See Hetairism.] (Gr. Antiq.) A female paramour; a mistress, concubine, or harlot. -- He*t[ae]"ric, He*tai"ric, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Hetairism