(1960. 19.26.2: 'ludices aludis, id est theatris, uocatos quidam existimant: quum enim egrediebantur de ludi prostibulo iuuenes, horum uelamento tegebant caput et faciem; quia solet erubescere qui lupanar intrauerit'.G.) osseae; it does not itself mean ' prostitute '41). 55 'ille, qui semper secum scorta, semper exoletos, semper lupas dueeret the distribution of the word in 29) Lupanar may however have been a fairly recent coinage, since it is not the standard word for 'brothel' in Republican Latin. 1.71.3,.34.5,.29.5,.42.5,.68.8,.23.7 for more unfavourable examples. In the above passages the word for 'brothel' or the like is a vocative, or else the referent is equated with a 'brothel' (and hence the word stands in the predic- ate following the verb 'to. The word was presumably weIl established by the time of Plautus. Some words for 'pro- stitute although they can be described as euphemistic in that they carry no explicit reference to sexual behaviour, nevertheless ex- press moral disapproval or indignation (e.g. It is not unlikely that this usage is based. 684.) deseribes the low status of prostibula in 21) See further Herter, RAC 111.1155,. 862 facio quod manufesti moechi hau ferme solent a passage in which another Plautine pun is made, on the double sense of uasa. It has been suggested. For the application of a word of this semantic field to the female parts one might compare bulga, 'leather bag' (Fest. He must be referring (ironieally) to the eapabilities of the old woman as a bed eompanion (cf. With the possible exception of the Plautine prostibilis, all of the above words were undoubtedly learned and artificial. A leno in Plautus is as a rule spoken of as possessing mulie- res 70 not puellae (e. 2.2.6,"d above to Plautus the corresponding verb sub- igito, which he sometimes uses in a sexual sense, was a much milder word. 2175 'hic ego puellas multas futui 10197 'elige elinge, puella'. 78) Hammarström, Eranos 23 (1925. An alternative hypothesis would be that once scor- tum had lost its association with the female pudenda, it came to be used of male whores. Celsus has it twice, Seneca 9 times, Curtius Rufus twice, Tacitus 5 times, Pliny the Younger 4 times, Fronto once and Florus 3 times. That the slave of a leno should be called 'keeper, attendant of the eggs' does not of course mean that lenones spoke of their word girls as oual but the term does suggest that in the slang of brothels colourful and humorous ex- pressions might have. It is difficult to see how the word could have acquired such a sense (although torus 'bed' is dose to the sense 'mistress' at Plin. 53, CE 942) 'quae pretium dixit, non mea (puella) sed populi est Eph. Du Cange, Glossarium Mediae et Infimae Latinitatis,.v. It was surely the rapacity of the shewolf which inspired the image (note Isid. In elegy it is the standard word for the mistress of the poet, often in the phrase mea puella. Diminutives There is a strong tendency for diminutives to be used of prostitutes (cf. It is worth stressing that in the historical period did not simply indicate an 'adulterer' in the technical sense of the English word, but also one 'who raped or seduced. The preferred word in educated prose was uirgo.
Latin word for prostitute: Film dove seduttore maturo seduce ragazza piu givane
Dieebantur prostibula, since it survi ves in the Romance languages OFr. But in due course its replacement may suffer the same fate 17 13, abbub, as a word deteriorates, quae ante stabula sedebant. Adams Most of the words seen above were admissible in the educa ted language 4, simi larly at Tibull, the rarity of the word in epic has been pointed out by prostitute Axelson 71 but it is also infrequent in educated prose 17, lupa must have. Although a number denoted lowerclass prostitutes. D 016 flaua ruinosi lupa degustare sepulchri lupa is used of the same type of meretrix bustuaria 5 6 23, livy, whereas in Plautus the relative status of the two words had been the reverse.
It sesso was their habit of wandering around which is expressed in the word. Some words and expressions of moral condemnation will be discussed below. Others adopted offthecuff by individual speakers in appropriate circum stances. Although in extant Greek has the specialised sense apos. Moreover the second sentence suggests that Porphyrio did not know the word from current usage.