Gynaeceum Gyn`[ae]*ce"um (j[i^]n`[-e]*s[=e]"[u^]m), Gynaecium Gyn`[ae]*ci"um (j[i^]n`[-e]*s[imac]"[u^]m), n. [L., fr. Gr. gynaikei^on women's apartments, fr. gynh` a woman.] That part of a large house, among the ancients, exclusively appropriated to women. [Written also {gyneceum}, {gynecium}.] --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

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  • GYNAECEUM — vel GYNAECONITIS, Gr. Γυναικεῖον, dicebatur locus secretior in aedibus ubi solae mulieres degebant: Erat autem δίςτεγος; in superiori aedium contignatione, ut eo difficilior ad eas aditus paterer. Ita enim Didymus, Οἱ αρχαῖοι, inquit, ταῖς… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Gynaecēum — (v. gr. Gynäkonitis), 1) Wohnung der Weiber, s.u. Wohnhaus; 2) (Bot.), der weibliche Apparat od. die Pistille …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • gynaeceum — [jin΄ē sē′əm, gī΄nēsē′əm] n. pl. gynaecea [jī΄nə sē′ə, jin΄ə sē′ə] [L < Gr gynaikeion < gynaikeios, of women, feminine < gynē, a woman: see GYNO ] 1. in ancient Greek and Roman houses, the section of rooms set apart for women 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Gynaeceum — 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… …   Wikipedia

  • Gynaeceum — Der Begriff Gynaeceum bezeichnet: im Wohnhaus der griechischen Antike den Frauentrakt, siehe Gynaikonitis die Gesamtheit der Fruchtblätter der Blüten von Samenpflanzen, siehe Gynoeceum ein mittelalterliches Web und Spinnhaus, Vorläufer der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gynaeceum — gynaeceum1 /jin euh see euhm, guy neuh , juy neuh /, n., pl. gynaecea / see euh/. (among the ancient Greeks) the part of a dwelling used by women. [1600 10; < L gynaeceum < Gk gynaikeíon, equiv. to gynaik (s. of gyné) woman + eion n. suffix of… …   Universalium

  • Gynaeceum — Gy|nae|ce|um [gynɛ tse:um] das; s, ...ceen <aus nlat. gynaeceum> svw. ↑Gynözeum …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • gynaeceum — var. of GYNOECIUM. * * * ˌ ̷ ̷nə̇ˈsēəm see gyn noun ( s) Etymology: Latin, from Late Greek gynaikeion, from neuter of Greek gynaikeios of women, feminine, from gynaik , gynē woman, wife 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gynaeceum — The women s part of a house, rooms set aside for women only meetings or as a place of work, e.g. weaving and making wool. Cf. Distaff …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • gynaeceum — [dʒʌɪ ni:sɪəm, g ] noun (plural gynaecea) a part of an ancient Greek or Roman house set apart for women. Origin L., from Gk gunaikeion (see gynoecium) …   English new terms dictionary

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