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  • n. The women's quarters in a household, especially of ancient Greece or Rome.
  • n. Establishment in Rome where female workers made clothing and furniture for royalty.

Etymologies

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From Latin gynæcēum, gynaecīum, from Ancient Greek γυναικεῖον, from γυνή ("woman").

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