Zenana Definition

zə-nänə
noun
In India and Iran, the part of the house reserved for women.
Webster's New World
An effeminate or crossdressing male in northern India or Pakistan. (Also spelled zanána.)
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Zenana

Noun

Singular:
zenana
Plural:
zenanas

Origin of Zenana

  • Hindi zenāna from Persian from zan woman gwen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Persian/Urdu زنانه (zanānah), from زن (zan, “woman").

    From Wiktionary

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