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concubine

A woman in a continuous, quasi-marital relationship with a man whom she cannot marry for various reasons—e.g., due to lower socioeconomic status or because the man is already married.
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Tristanus (mother: concubine of friend), Sforza Secundus (mother: Giovanna da Acquapendente), and Polidoro (mother: "lady of court" all legitimized 1448.
But Indian emperor Udayama is the top scorer in the lecher league with 16,000 concubines.
He gives the example of some of the men in the Bible like Abraham and David who married more than one wife and had concubines with whom they got children.
The Bible teaches that if a wife doesn't conceive an heir for the husband, it's just dandy for him to sire one with a concubine (or handmaid), but then if his wife later does bear a son, it's OK to disown the concubine's son and to drive her and that child out into the desert and not care if they live or die.
The 21 concubines, who have feasted on the finest of foods in return for serving the needs of the emperor, must now die alongside him in a beautiful mausoleum designed and built to his own specifications - by the men who are also entombed in the outer chambers.
But if he mentions concubines and harems to young people, he may find vocabulary and attitudes have moved on.
One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar - the infidels - and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Shariah, or Islamic law," (https://azelin.
Nasser Muthana tweeted: "Everyone will soon find out when I get my own concubines.
Following a brief overview of concubines in classical antiquity, Salkeld documents the appearance of courtesans in early modern Italian and English literary and dramatic texts, contrasting them with their real-life counterparts as seen through London court records and Anglo-Italian accounts of tourist encounters with prostitutes in Rome and London.
TEHRAN (FNA)- 90 women from Chechnya have joined rebel groups in Syria under a Fatwa called Jihad al-Nikah (interim marriage with the fighters) to become their concubines, informed sources in Turkey said, adding that they have flown from Britain and other European cities to Istanbul in Turkey and then to Syria.
I think she meant concubines but it made me laugh all day.
But Grosrichard's particular version of Orientalism, with its focus on the supposedly enigmatic and opaque structure of a despot's power, as well as a focus on his eunuchs, countless wives, and concubines, finds a particular resonance, I suggest, in Chariton's Callirhoe.