- (British) IPA: /ˈpæ.ɹə.mʊə/, /ˈpæ.ɹə.mɔː/
- (America) IPA: /ˈpæɹəmɔɹ/
paramour (plural paramours)
- (somewhat, archaic) An illicit lover, either male or female.
- Synonyms: leman, mistress, Thesaurus:mistress
- to run away with a paramour
- (obsolete) The Virgin Mary or Jesus Christ (when addressed by a person of the opposite sex).
- French: amant (male), maîtresse (female)
- German: Geliebte, Geliebter, Liebhaber, Liebhaberin, Mätresse, Poussage, Buhle
- Italian: amante, madama
- Portuguese: amante
- Russian: любо́вник
- Spanish: amante, amor prohibido
paramour (not comparable)
- (obsolete, of loving, etc.) Passionately, out of sexual desire. [from 14thc.]
- Synonyms: devotedly, passionately
- For par amour I loved her first ere thou.
- 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/MaloryWks2/1:12.53?rgn=div2;view=fulltext chapter liij], in Le Morte Darthur, book X:
- Is this trouthe said Palomydes / Thenne shall we hastely here of sire Tristram / And as for to say that I loue la Beale Isoud peramours I dare make good that I doo / and that she hath my seruyse aboue alle other ladyes / and shalle haue the terme of my lyf