Top definition. Harem unknown. A genre in anime and manga that every weeb indeed watches, however it is never discussed among fellow weebs. A harem is essentially when there is a boy who is bombarded by a bevy girls presenting various physiques. The girls in the harem are all attracted to the boy and often fight over his affection. A Harem can be metaphorically describes as a rooster in a henhouse. Max: Yo, have you seen that new harem that just got added to crunchyroll?
Perceptions of the Ottoman harem have changed over time, but contrary to the prevailing opinions that criticize it, the harem always preserved its structure as a school for jariyahs from different ethnicities and bore some similarities with elite schools for girls run in the period. The word "harem" is derived from the Arabic words "hurmet" and "haram" forbidden by religion and it means "the place that is forbidden to outsiders. Similar to harems in every house, there were jariyahs ladies-in-waiting in the imperial harem to serve the residents. They were provided a thorough education and disciplined. They learned how to carry themselves properly, how to read and write, basic math and embroidery as well as religious teachings.
There are cushions everywhere, shimmering curtains, incense breezes past the flickering candles, wine is poured and grapes are peeled, and, of course, seductive young women are stroking the beard of a powerful man old enough to be their father. But how much of that is true, and how much is simply an exotic and erotic dream conjured up by ignorant outsiders? Scene from the Harem by Fernand Cormon, c. Now a museum and popular tourist site, it was then a sprawling complex of luxurious private chambers, grand state rooms, mosques, courtyards, kitchens, a library, a treasury and so much more.
Jamie Fisher. If I were you, I thought, which of us would be my favorite? The cheesemonger? The chemistry student? The accountant? May 19, Basically I was looking forward to being part of your harem. My family thought I was crazy.