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haremlik

Line breaks: harem|lik
Pronunciation: /həˈriːmlɪk
 
, ˈhɛːrəmlɪk
 
/

Definition of haremlik in English:

noun

The separate part of a Muslim household reserved for wives, concubines, and female servants; a harem.
Example sentences
  • Many modern visitors have seen the splendour of the haremliks of Istanbul or Teheran.
  • In the Turkish two-story house the haremlik is often on the ground floor protected by a hall.
  • If the haremlik's windows faced the street, they were barred thickly with wooden bars.

Origin

Turkish, from harem + -lik 'place'.

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