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- n. Alternative form of gynæceum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That part of a large house, among the ancients, exclusively appropriated to women.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Among the ancients, the part of a dwelling of the better class devoted to the use of women—generally the remotest part, lying beyond an interior court; hence, in occasional use, a similar division of any house or establishment where the sexes are separated, as a Mohammedan harem. Also gyneconitis.
- n. A manufactory or establishment in ancient Rome for making clothes and furniture for the emperor's family, the managers of which were women.
- n. See gynæcium.
- n. In some countries, that part of a Christian church which is reserved for the women of the congregation.
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