Origin of harem
Examples from the Web for harim
Historical Examples of harim
"By the beard of the Prophet—he was in my Harim," muttered the Effendi.
She rose quietly and tried the door of the dutap into the corridor which led to the Harim.
And so Marishka, once more balked in her enterprise, went back to the Harim.
He kissed her again, and then quickly, "The Harim is—where?"
What if Hugh were already at the foot of the stairs, waiting to knock upon the door of the Harim as she had directed?
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."