Definitions for concubineˈkɒŋ kyəˌbaɪn, ˈkɒn-
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concubine, courtesan, doxy, paramour(noun)
a woman who cohabits with an important man
A woman who lives with a man, but who is not a wife.
A slave-girl for sexual service prominent in all ancient cultures.
Signifies a relationship where the male is the dominant partner, socially and economically
A woman attached to a man solely for reproduction, and who cares for the resulting children without any romantic relationship.
a woman residing in a harem and kept, as by a sultan or emperor, for sexual purposes.
A woman kept by a man who is high in hierarchial society in addition to his wives, e.g in the imperial harem or within a household.
a woman who cohabits with a man without being his wife; a paramour
a wife of inferior condition; a lawful wife, but not united to the man by the usual ceremonies, and of inferior condition. Such were Hagar and Keturah, the concubines of Abraham; and such concubines were allowed by the Roman laws. Their children were not heirs of their father
Origin: [F., fr. L. concubina; con- + cubare to lie down, concumbere to lie together, akin to E. cubit.]
Translations for concubine
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- 妾, めかけ, 側室Japanese
- 첩, 妾Korean
- paelex, amīca, amāsia, pallaca, coniūnx, concubīnaLatin
- konkubina, nałożnicaPolish
- barregã, concubina, amásiaPortuguese
- содержанка, наложницаRussian
- konkubina, конкубинаSerbo-Croatian
- nàng hầu, vợ lẻVietnamese
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