The Alternative Latin Dictionary: meretrix

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Entry definition

meretrix etymology From mereō + trīx. Literally "she who earns". pronunciation
  • (Classical) /ˈme.re.triːks/
noun: {{la-noun}}
  1. (slang) courtesan, prostitute, harlot
related terms: {{top2}}
  • merenda
  • merendārius
  • merendō
  • merēns
  • mereō
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  • meritō
  • meritōrium
  • meritōrius
  • meritum
  • meritus
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descendants:
  • Italian: meretrice
  • Old English: myltestre
  • Portuguese: meretriz

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