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oda

[oh-duh, oh-dah]
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noun, plural o·das, o·da, o·da·lar [oh-duh-lahr] /ˌoʊ dəˈlɑr/.
  1. a room within a harem.

Origin of oda

1615–25; < Turkish: room
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ODA

abbreviation for (in Britain, formerly)
  1. Overseas Development Administration, now superseded by the Department for International Development (DFID)
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Word Origin and History for oda

n.

room in a harem, 1620s, from Turkish odah "hall, chamber."

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