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From Turkish harem, from Arabic حرم (ḥaram, “something prohibited; sanctuary, women”); and later also from حريم (ḥarīm) with same meaning, both from حرم (ḥaruma, “be forbidden or unlawful”). (Eng. usg. 1623)
harem (plural harems)
- The private part of an Arab household. In traditional Arab culture, this part of the household was forbidden to male strangers.
- A group of women, wives and/or concubines in a polygamous household.
- A group of female animals (cows) herded and controlled by a male animal (bull) of that species for breeding purposes. Such behaviour is exhibited by bovids including cattle and buffalo as well as moose, elephants, seals, sea lions, sea elephants.
- (slang) Any significant number of women together as a group; bevy.
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harem m (invariable)
hárem m (Cyrillic spelling ха́рем)