from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A room in an Eastern harem; also the occupants of such a room. See odalisk.

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  • noun room within a harem


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Turkish oda


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  • It is a Turkish word, and has a spatial connotation, as it comes from the word oda, which means “room.”

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  • The greatest part of his bashaws and Janizaries were the offspring of Christian parents: but the glories of the Turkish name were perpetuated by successive adoption; and in the gradual change of individuals, the spirit of a legion, a regiment, or an oda, is kept alive by imitation and discipline.

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  • Hän osaa suomea, mutta en minä. oda kapısı Says:

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  • Also couples shd learn to communicate with each oda n learn to listen to each odas mind n body.

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  • Hoy, una canción, una oda, que le dedico muy especialmente a todas las ex que nos complican la vida.

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  • And don't you just love the racist headline: "oda goes yoda".

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  • Por ejemplo, comparto esta oda a mi primer mes en este país, en esta potencia tan sosa y extraña en donde resido.

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  • A further ironic implication of Farrell's, Boucher's, and Moore's use of the imagery of the odalisque is that the signification of "odalisque" as concubine is itself a projection of the European mind, since its original Turkish meaning is simply that of "'woman of the room [oda],' implying a general servant status" (Croutier 30-32).

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  • Christmas wuz ok, far betta 'dan any oda' I had, cause ah 'gots so's much done. ah' slept til about ten, woke down and had some rada 'pleasant day hangin' nodin 'but cleanin', and ah 'gots some LOT uh it done. ah' can actually see mah 'floo'!

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  • Donors need information to ensure they are providing support to effective reformers and to build public support for increasing oda.

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