Definition for hareem (2 of 2)
Origin of harem
Examples from the Web for hareem
She declined all invitations to take up her abode in the hareem, although promised entire liberty.The College, the Market, and the Court|Caroline H. Dall
It is true that the inmate of the hareem knows nothing of the wild liberty (as it seems to her) that the European woman enjoys.
Moorish women are only too ready to become inmates of the Sultan's hareem.The Arab's Pledge|Edward L. Mitford
Hareem carriages (that is, ladies' carriages) in Cairo are large, heavily built broughams.Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu|Constance Fenimore Woolson
But these excellences, though found in a hareem, will not fuse, as in a poem or a picture.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
British Dictionary definitions for hareem
Word Origin for harem
Word Origin and History for hareem
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."