noun pl. seraglios
Origin: It serraglio, enclosure, padlock, also (infl. by Turk saray, palace: see serai), place, seraglio < ML serraculum, a bolt, bar < LL serare, to lock, bar < L sera, a bolt, lock
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noun pl. se·ra·glios
Origin: Italian serraglio, enclosure, seraglio
Origin: , probably partly from Vulgar Latin *serraculum, enclosure (from *serrāre, to lace up, from Latin serāre, from sera, door-bar)
Origin: and partly from Turkish saray, palace (from Persian sarāy, inn; see terə-2 in Indo-European roots).
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