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concubine

[ kong-kyuh-bahyn, kon- ]SEE DEFINITION OF concubine

Synonyms for concubine

  • mistress
  • courtesan
  • kept woman
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In the same year he married a seventh wife, and also a concubine.

The concubine of a priest is a wicked woman, but she is not a social abomination.

Any slave woman may be made a concubine, but may not be married.

A man may take his slave as a concubine, but he must not sell her to vice.

If the wife did this, the Code did not allow the husband to take a concubine.

The mother of Che-Hwang-te had been a concubine of a merchant of Ho-nan.

Acte understood then why Lygia could not become the concubine of any man.

Mary, his Egyptian concubine, was endeared to him by the birth of Ibrahim.

For is not my daughter the captive and concubine of an insane tuft-hunter?

We only know, however, of one wife of Saul, and one concubine.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Latin concubina (fem.), from concumbere "to lie with, to lie together, to cohabit," from com- "with" (see com-) + cubare "to lie down" (see cubicle). Recognized by law among polygamous peoples as "a secondary wife."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONCUBINE

courtesan

nounmistress
  • concubine
  • paramour
  • prostitute
  • whore

paramour

nounlover
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