- a female slave or concubine in a harem
- a conventionalized painting of a reclining odalisque as by Ingres or Matisse
Origin of odalisqueFrench odalisque ; from Turkish ?dalik, chambermaid ; from ?dah, chamber + -lik, suffix expressing function
- A woman slave in a harem.
- An artistic representation, often highly eroticized, of such a slave.
Origin of odalisqueFrench, from Turkish &omacron;dalik, chambermaid : &omacron;dah, room + -lik, suff. expressing function.
From French, from Ottoman Turkish Ø§ÙˆØ·Ù‡"ŒÙ„Ù‚ (odalÄ±k, “chambermaid"), from Ø§ÙˆØ¯Ù‡ (oda, “room").