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"A whore [Hure] had been Alraune's mother, one of the lowest sort, who had bartered herself away for pennies. And a miserable lust murderer [Lustmörder] the father, Noerrissen had been his name."--Alraune (1911) by Hanns Heinz Ewers

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  1. A prostitute.
  2. A person who is considered to be sexually promiscuous.
  3. A person who is unscrupulous, especially one who compromises their principles for gain.

Etymology

From Old English hōre, from Proto-Germanic *hōrōn, from Proto-Indo-European *kāro- (“dear”); cognate with Old Norse hóra (“whore”), hórr (“adulterer”), German Hure (“whore”), Middle High German huore, Old High German huora, Dutch hoer. Non-Germanic cognates include Latin cārus (“dear”) and Sanskrit काम (kāma, “love”).

See also

'Tis Pity She's a Whore




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