Other Word Forms of Harem
Origin of Harem
From Turkish harem, from Arabic حرم (ḥaram, “something prohibited; sanctuary, women”); and later also from حريم (ḥarīm) with same meaning, both from حرم (ḥaruma, “be forbidden or unlawful”). (Eng. usg. 1623)
Turkish from Arabic ḥarīm forbidden place from ḥarama to prohibit x̣rm in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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