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serail

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French sérail, from Italian seraglio.

NounEdit

serail (plural serails)

  1. (now rare) A seraglio.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, I.42:
      What longing lust would not bee alaid, to see three hundred women at his dispose and pleasure, as hath the Grand Turke in his Seraille?