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Meaning of lupanar



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Name for a mancebía or brothel. It is of Latin origin and comes from lupara, ae ( "lobera, wolf cave" ). The association appears in the republican era when prostitutes were forbidden from entering the city of Rome during the day, so when night they walked the streets announcing their presence with 'howlings'; from there the Romans began to call them lupae ("lobas") which in Spanish ended up in lupanar for the place where they meet.

  











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