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  • n. Alternative form of gynæceum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See gynæceum.


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  • One night, Ianira had fled the gyneceum and its imprisoning "respectability," driven by grief and terror into the night-dark streets of Athens.

    Wagers of Sin

  • Secluded from all that she knew, Ianira had tried to learn the mysteries of the patron goddess of her new home, only to be kept a virtual prisoner in her new husband's gyneceum.

    Wagers of Sin

  • The women remained in confinement within the marbles of the gyneceum.

    The Physiology of Marriage, Part 1

  • A gyneceum, constructed on the method described, will enable you to calculate at a glance, whether there is present in it two pounds of silk more than usual.

    The Physiology of Marriage, Complete

  • France, he had the generosity to open the doors of his mansion to me and to show me his gyneceum.

    The Physiology of Marriage, Part 2

  • It may be observed, that we had a treasury chest in London, and a gyneceum or manufacture at Winchester.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 2

  • So I learned, and learned to hate my life outside the Temple, inside his gyneceum. "

    Wagers of Sin


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