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[zuh-nah-nuh] /zəˈnɑ nə/
noun, (in India)
1.
the part of the house in which the women and girls of a family are secluded.
2.
its occupants collectively.
Origin of zenana
1755-1765
1755-65; < Hindi < Persian zanāna, female, pertaining to women, adj. derivative of zan woman; cognate with Sanskrit jani woman, wife, Greek gynḗ, OCS žena, Old English cwēn woman, wife; see queen
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zenana

/zɛˈnɑːnə/
noun
1.
(in the East, esp in Muslim and Hindu homes) part of a house reserved for the women and girls of a household
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi zanāna, from Persian, from zan woman
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