Talk: Paramour

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Regarding nobility

According to Wiktionary, a paramour is simply an illicit lover, having nothing to do with nobility, and I haven't seen anything in A Song of Ice and Fire that suggests it is otherwise there, though I could be mistaken. My understanding was that the word implied that one of the partners was high in status, but that it is not needed for the word to be used. What does everyone else think? --Aseld 18:30, 1 May 2007 (CDT)

I think this article is speculating a bit as it stands, so I wouldn't object to a rewrite. Mistermanticore 20:00, 1 May 2007 (CDT)
What is speculative about it? it's basically a word for word description of Tyrion's thoughts from the books, plus a few examples (Cersei's reaction) - doesn't the description in a aSoS say that a paramour - in this context - is basically lord's mistress, and given some cachet because of that?--Arianne of sunspear 20:51, 1 May 2007 (CDT)