courtisane

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French courtisane, from Italian cortigiana.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌkur.tiˈzaː.nə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cour‧ti‧sa‧ne
  • Rhymes: -aːnə

NounEdit

courtisane f (plural courtisanes)

  1. A courtesan, a high-status prostitute or mistress.
    Synonyms: hofhoer, hofpop

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French courtisane, borrowed from Italian cortigiana.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

courtisane f (plural courtisanes)

  1. prostitute
  2. courtesan
  3. female courtier

Usage notesEdit

Further readingEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian cortigiana.

NounEdit

courtisane f (plural courtisanes)

  1. prostitute
    • 1550, Pietro Aretino, Dialogue, ... ou les vies, et faits, de Lais et Lamia courtisanes de Rome sont deduites, page 52
      la Courtisane ne se propose autre but & ne vise à autre chose qu'à ce que les Amans donnent
      The courtesan doesn't not have another goal and does not target anything else but what her lovers give her

DescendantsEdit

  • French: courtisane