The Emir at once put me in charge of a black slave woman, who led the way to the harim.
She rose quietly and tried the door of the dutap into the corridor which led to the harim.
What if Hugh were already at the foot of the stairs, waiting to knock upon the door of the harim as she had directed?
He kissed her again, and then quickly, "The harim is—where?"
The living tents are smaller, and the word beyt house here applies only to the harim.
"By the beard of the Prophet—he was in my harim," muttered the Effendi.
And so Marishka, once more balked in her enterprise, went back to the harim.
From the harim came a sudden muffled noise—as though some one were beating upon a carpet.
1630s, from Turkish harem, from Arabic haram "wives and concubines," originally "women's quarters," literally "something forbidden or kept safe," from root of harama "he guarded, forbade."