Definition of zenana in English:


Line breaks: ze¦nana
Pronunciation: /zɪˈnɑːnə


(In India and Iran) the part of a house for the seclusion of women.
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  • All mosques have zenanas or areas of worship for women on the upper storey with a separate entrance on the side.


from Persian and Urdu zanānah, from zan 'woman'.

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