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har·em

 (hâr′əm, hăr′-)
n.
1. A house or a section of a house reserved for women members of a Muslim household.
2. The wives, concubines, female relatives, and servants occupying such a place.
3. A group of women who are sexual partners of the same man.
4. A group of female animals that breed exclusively with a single dominant male.

[Turkish, partly from Arabic ḥaram, forbidden, sacrosanct, and partly from Arabic ḥarīm, forbidden place, both from ḥarama, to prohibit; see x̣rm in Semitic roots.]

harem

(ˈhɛərəm; hɑːˈriːm) or

hareem

n
1. (Sociology) the part of an Oriental house reserved strictly for wives, concubines, etc
2. (Sociology) a Muslim's wives and concubines collectively
3. (Zoology) a group of female animals of the same species that are the mates of a single male
[C17: from Arabic harīm forbidden (place)]

har•em

(ˈhɛər əm, ˈhær-)

n.
1. the part of a Muslim palace or house reserved for the residence of women.
2. the women in a Muslim household, including the mothers, sisters, wives, concubines, daughters, entertainers, and servants.
3. a social group of female animals, as elephant seals, accompanied by a reproductive male who denies other males access to the group.
[1625–35; < Arabic ḥarīm harem, literally, forbidden]

Harem

 a family of wives or concubines, female relatives, and servants, 1781; the occupants of a harem collectively.
Examples: harem of dear friendships, 1855; a literary harem [‘library’], 1872.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harem - living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim householdharem - living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household
living quarters, quarters - housing available for people to live in; "he found quarters for his family"; "I visited his bachelor quarters"

harem

noun women's quarters, seraglio, zenana (in eastern countries), gynaeceum (in ancient Greece) like a sheikh in the midst of his harem
Translations
النساءحَريم
harém
haremharemskvinder
hárem
kvennabúr
haremas
harēms
hárem
haremharemlukхаремхаремлук
haremharemde bulunan kadınlarharemlik

harem

[hɑːˈriːm] Nharén m

harem

[ˌhɑːˈriːm ˈhɛərəm] nharem mharicot bean [ˈhærɪkəʊˈbiːn] (British) nharicot m blanc
hark back to
vt
(= recall) → revenir toujours à

harem

nHarem m

harem

[hɑːˈriːm] nharem m inv

harem

(ˈhaːrim) , (haːˈriːm) , ((American) ˈha:rəm) noun
1. the part of a Muslim house occupied by the women.
2. the women themselves.
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