The definition of a concubine is a woman who is a mistress to a man with a wife or who cannot be married to her because of a difference in social status.(noun)
An example of a concubine is one of the mistresses of an important king who has many wives and mistresses.
See concubine in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr concubin(e) < L concubina (masc. concubinus) < concumbere, to lie with < com-, with + cubare, to lie down: see cube
See concubine in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin concubīna
Origin: : com-, com-
Origin: + cubāre, to lie down.
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