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mĕrē^trīcĭus , a, um, adj. meretrix,
I.of or pertaining to harlots or prostitutes, meretricious.
II. Subst.: mĕrē^trīcĭum , ii, n.
2. The trade of a harlot: “meretricium facere,Suet. Calig. 40.—Hence, adv.: mĕrē^trīcĭē , after the manner of harlots, meretriciously (ante-class.): “digne ornata, haud meretricie,Plaut. Mil. 3, 2, 58.
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