gynaeceum

noun
gynae·​ce·​um
plural -s

Definition of gynaeceum

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

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History and Etymology for gynaeceum

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

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“Gynaeceum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gynaeceum. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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