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bedchamber

[bed-cheym-ber] /ˈbɛdˌtʃeɪm bər/
noun
1.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English bedchaumbre. See bed, chamber
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British Dictionary definitions for bed-chamber

bedchamber

/ˈbɛdˌtʃeɪmbə/
noun
1.
an archaic word for bedroom
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Word Origin and History for bed-chamber

bedchamber

n.

also bed-chamber, mid-14c., from bed (n.) + chamber.

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bed-chamber in the Bible

an apartment in Eastern houses, furnished with a slightly elevated platform at the upper end and sometimes along the sides, on which were laid mattresses. This was the general arrangement of the public sleeping-room for the males of the family and for guests, but there were usually besides distinct bed-chambers of a more private character (2 Kings 4:10; Ex. 8:3; 2 Kings 6:12). In 2 Kings 11:2 this word denotes, as in the margin of the Revised Version, a store-room in which mattresses were kept.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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