Definition for harim (2 of 2)
Origin of harem
Examples from the Web for harim
The living tents are smaller, and the word beyt house here applies only to the harim.A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 2 [of 2]|Anne Blunt
She rose quietly and tried the door of the dutap into the corridor which led to the Harim.
From the Harim came a sudden muffled noise—as though some one were beating upon a carpet.
He kissed her again, and then quickly, "The Harim is—where?"
"By the beard of the Prophet—he was in my Harim," muttered the Effendi.
British Dictionary definitions for harim
Word Origin for harem
Word Origin and History for harim
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."