Question:What would be the opposite of "harem"? I mean one woman with a whole lot of men.
I have a collection of stuffed moose - 1 female and 36 males. (Almost no one makes stuffed female moose) and I wanted to tell someone Maddies had a whatever-the-opposite-of-harem... but I didn't know what to say.
I don't think there is an opposite as such. The word Harem is the portion of a Mohammedan house allotted to females being the wives or concubines of a Mohammedan male. Technically it is a place rather than a collection of people. The word is derived from the Arabic words 'haram' or 'harim', which mean 'forbidden', the verb is harama, to forbid. These words to not specify gender so I suppose that it would be possible for a female to have a harem of males too. a hisem (a harem of hims) lol
A woman with a whole lot of men? That would be a s l u t.
Hmmm . Good question. I would think it's called a Male Harem.
For a few reasons--the "housing" aspect of the definition of a harem; a harem's legitimacy within the cultures that the word came into being; and the woman: men ratio--the opposite of a harem could be said to be a "house of prostitution."
I think Butterfly has the best answer."Hisem" is clever without being pretentious. More Related Questions & Answers...