What is zonah?

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Sacred Prostitution - Ancient Near East - In The Hebrew Bible
... Hebrew Bible uses two different words for prostitute, zonah (זנה)‎ and qedesha or kedeshah (קדשה)‎ ... The word zonah simply meant an ordinary prostitute or loose woman ... You shall not bring the hire of a prostitute (zonah) or the wages of a dog (kelev) into the house of the Lord your God to pay a vow, for both of these are an ...