Definitions

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  • n. A harem.

Etymologies

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From Turkish haremlik

Examples

  • Nearly a hundred male workmen, architects, and archaeologists ended up in the pool, accompanied by the encouragements of our haremlik (female part of the house) acting as cheerleaders.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Daily Life 2005

  • Archaeologist Mustafa Kiremitçi ends up in the pool, our haremlik enjoys the water festival, and Ahmet Ay escapes into a tree.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Daily Life 2005

  • "And this side is the _haremlik_," she murmured, glancing up at the windows upon the third floor which she felt were those of that rose and white room.

    The Palace of Darkened Windows

  • This was the colonnade which she had seen forming one side of the court; it was the hall of banquets, she was told, and connected this wing of the palace, the _haremlik_, with the _selamlik_, the men's wing, across the way.

    The Palace of Darkened Windows

  • Like a little white wraith Arlee fled through the room and turned the handle of the door at the head of the _haremlik_ stairs.

    The Palace of Darkened Windows

  • He started to tell him that there had been a fire in Cairo, a most shocking fire in a haremlik.

    The Fortieth Door

  • The coffee seemed more delicious than any that was served in the haremlik, and the gold-tipped cigarettes and the jam, made out of rose leaves, that Ahmed pressed upon her, delighted her senses and helped to make her think less of the passing hour and Murad, who would be waiting in stormy passion for her, in the angle of the wall.

    Six Women

  • In a few minutes the whole of the haremlik was in a state of pleasant excitement.

    Six Women

  • Again he had entered a Rajput haremlik as a woman, and eventually escaped with the fabulous rug which hung in the salon.

    The Pagan Madonna

  • The building was in two parts, entirely separating the _selamlik_ from the _haremlik_.

    It Happened in Egypt

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  • n., Harem; seraglio; zenana; the part of a Muslim dwelling-house appropriated to the women, constructed so to give utmost seclusion and privacy (harem + Turkish lik, place).

    September 2, 2008