Courtesan the origin

The origin of the word ‘Courtesan’ –  the word Courtesan, also written as courtezan, meaning prostitute, stems from Middle French ‘courtisane’, from Italian cortigiana “prostitute,” literally “woman of the court” (a mock-use or euphemism) or cortigiano “one attached to a court,” from corte “court,” from Latin cortem.  The term originally meant a courtier, a person […]

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