harem

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See also: hárem, harém, and Harem

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish حرم(harem) Turkish harem, from Arabic حَرَم(ḥaram, something prohibited; sanctuary, women); and later also from حَرِيم(ḥarīm) with same meaning, both from حَرُمَ(ḥaruma, be forbidden or unlawful). Doublet of haram.

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harem (plural harems)

  1. The private section of an Arab household, traditionally forbidden to male strangers.[1841]
    • 1841 The Mirza, Volume 3, James Justinian Morier, p. 153
      "In the room next to her own, lived the harem of a merchant who had just arrived from Constantinople with merchandise. It consisted of his wife, children, and two female slaves, who being well off in their circumstances, enjoyed the comforts and conveniences of life, and eat and drank unsparingly every day."
  2. A group of someone's girlfriends, wives and/or concubines in a polygamous household.
  3. 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, baboons, and elephant seals.[2006]
    • 2006 Maestripieri, Dario; Mayhew, Jessica; Carlson, Cindy L.; Hoffman, Christy L.; and Radtke, Jennifer M. "One-Male Harems and Female Social Dynamics in Guinea Baboons", published in Folia Primatol 2007; 78:56–68, doi 10.1159/000095686
  4. (ornithology) A group of female birds mated to or associated with a breeding male.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 90:
      In the meantime we were hidden in a close juniper thicket on the little knoll, and expected the capercailzie cock every moment; but our old friend tarried a long time in his harem.
  5. (slang) Any significant number of women together as a group; a bevy.
  6. (uncountable) A genre of anime and manga in which a man is the love interest of three or more women.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish حرم‎, from Arabic حَرَم(ḥaram).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦaː.rəm/
  • Hyphenation: ha‧rem

Noun[edit]

harem m (plural harems, diminutive harempje n)

  1. harem (private part of an Arab house, esp. the women's quarters)
    Synonym: haremverblijf
  2. harem (group of female partners in a polygamous household)
  3. harem (group of female animals belonging to one male)

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

harem m (plural harems)

  1. harem

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish حرم(harem) (Modern Turkish harem), from Arabic حَرَم(ḥaram, something prohibited; sanctuary, women); and later also from حَرِيم(ḥarīm) with same meaning, both from حَرُمَ(ḥaruma, be forbidden or unlawful). Doublet of haram.

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harêm (first-person possessive haremku, second-person possessive haremmu, third-person possessive haremnya)

  1. harem:
    1. the private section of an Arab household, traditionally forbidden to male strangers.
    2. a group of someone's girlfriends, wives and/or concubines in a polygamous household.
    3. (biology) 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, baboons, and elephant seals.
    4. (biology) a group of female birds mated to or associated with a breeding male.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish حرم(harem), from Arabic حَرَم(ḥaram).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.rem/, (traditional, elevated style) /aˈrɛm/[1]
  • Rhymes: -arem, (traditional, elevated style) -ɛm
  • Hyphenation: hà‧rem, (traditional, elevated style) ha‧rèm

Noun[edit]

harem m (invariable)

  1. harem

References[edit]

  1. ^ harem in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish حرم(harem) (Turkish harem), from Arabic حَرَم(ḥaram).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈxa.rɛm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -arɛm
  • Syllabification: ha‧rem

Noun[edit]

harem m inan

  1. harem

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Further reading[edit]

  • harem in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • harem in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish حرم(harem), from Arabic حَرَم(ḥaram).

Noun[edit]

harem n (plural haremuri)

  1. harem

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish حرم(harem), from Arabic حَرَم(ḥaram).

Noun[edit]

hárem m (Cyrillic spelling ха́рем)

  1. harem

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish حرم(harem), from Arabic حَرَم(ḥaram).

Noun[edit]

harem (definite accusative haremi, plural haremler)

  1. harem

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative harem
Definite accusative haremi
Singular Plural
Nominative harem haremler
Definite accusative haremi haremleri
Dative hareme haremlere
Locative haremde haremlerde
Ablative haremden haremlerden
Genitive haremin haremlerin