gynæceum

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From Latin gynæcēum, gynaecīum, from Ancient Greek γυναικεῖον (gunaikeîon), from γυνή (gunḗ, woman).

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gynæceum (plural gynæcea)

  1. (historical) The women's quarters in a household, especially of ancient Greece or Rome.
  2. (obsolete) Establishment in Rome where female workers made clothing and furniture for royalty.

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1906, William Dwight Whitney, The Century dictionary and cyclopedia, page 2667.