Origin of odalisque
Examples from the Web for odalisk
Historical Examples of odalisk
The odalisk followed every movement of the young hero with burning eyes.
The odalisk, laughing loudly, flung herself on Hassan's neck.
"Hamaliel hath brought me evil dreams," returns the odalisk.
The odalisk looked into his face and could read there everything which had happened.
I unveil this odalisk, I proclaim what she can do, to what use she can be put.Halil the Pedlar
Word Origin for odalisque
"female slave in a harem," 1680s, from French odalisque (1660s), from Turkish odaliq "maidservant," from odah "room in a harem," literally "chamber, hall," + -liq, suffix expressing function. In French, the suffix was confused with Greek -isk(os) "of the nature of, belonging to."