- a room within a harem.
Origin of oda
1615–25; < Turkish: room
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At last Oda Yorimoto reached the far side of the long chamber.
And the large hut in the center of the village street is the palace of Oda Yorimoto?
In 942 Oda, a full-blooded Dane, was made archbishop of Canterbury.
The work of Oda is overshadowed by that of Dunstan, the kinsman and disciple of Bishop Ælfheah.
She reaped her reward in gaining the services of the Danish Oda and his nephew Oswald.
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Word Origin and History for oda
room in a harem, 1620s, from Turkish odah "hall, chamber."
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