plural -s
: the women's apartments in an ancient Greek or Roman house
[New Latin, from Latin, women's apartments] : gynoecium

Word History


Latin, from Late Greek gynaikeion, from neuter of Greek gynaikeios of women, feminine, from gynaik-, gynē woman, wife

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“Gynaeceum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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