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courtisanerie

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It is vanity to desire a long life and to take no heed of a good life.
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English

Etymology

From Middle French courtisane + -erie, from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] cortigiana, feminine of cortigiano (courtier), from corte (court).

Noun

Singular
courtisanerie

Plural
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  1. the practice or profession of being a courtesan.

References

  • courtesan, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913. (etymology) (etymology)

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kuʁ.ti.zan.ʁi/, SAMPA: /kuR.ti.zan.Ri/

Noun

courtisanerie

  1. any action taken by a group of courtiers.

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