the portion of a Turkish palace or house reserved for men.

Origin of selamlik

First recorded in 1890–95, selamlik is from the Turkish word selamlιk Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for selamlik

Historical Examples of selamlik

  • The building was in two parts, entirely separating the selamlik from the haremlik.

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

  • A minute afterwards we were ensconced in the drawing-room of the "selamlik."

  • I helped to carry her down through the selamlik to the street at the back of the house.

    The Secret Witness

    George Gibbs

  • Of the Sultan's own state she was most impressed, as travellers are to-day, by the Selamlik.


    William Holden Hutton

  • One day I went up the hill toward Yildiz to see the Selamlik.

    The Near East

    Robert Hichens