Gynaeceum

Gynaeceum

[jin-uh-see-uhm, gahy-nuh-, jahy-nuh-]

A Gynaeceum (from the Greek γυναικείον - gunaikeion) or Gynaeconitis is a house, or part therof or other building reserved exclusively for females. In other words, a women's quarters. Similar to the Persian harem. The gynaeceum is the opposite to the andron, or male quarters.

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