Origin of harem
Examples from the Web for haram
“They say that drinking is haram,” or sinful under Islamic law.With New Turkish Liquor Ban, Raki Goes Underground|Thomas Seibert|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The mosque el-Aksa is a large pile of buildings abutting on the south wall of the Haram.
After dinner, by the Ilbegi's wish, I paid a visit to the ladies of his haram.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
Since 1880 several notices of the Haram, within which are the tombs of the Patriarchs, have appeared.
This privilege is granted to them on payment of a sum of money to the Effendi in charge of the Haram.
The King of Haram returned to his palace with a heart moved by these lamentations, and a spirit troubled with this adventure.
Word Origin for haram
Word Origin for harem
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."