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    Posted: 06-Mar-2008 at 19:45
castrates would sometimes reach high offices because there was no chance they would rebel and establish their own dynasty, that was the main reason. some people even by their own allowed them to be castrated to reach such high offices at all.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Mar-2008 at 13:08
Originally posted by Mughaal

Why were eunuchs important? What function did they serve? If you want a man with no balls, why not just get a female?

Why do it?
 
Some were very important. Chen He, the famous Chinese admirald that reached Africa with his fleet, was an eunuch. Eunuchs were usually employed to protect women in harems... That's why they were made eunuchs in the first place.
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  Quote JanusRook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Mar-2008 at 07:15
Why were eunuchs important? What function did they serve? If you want a man with no balls, why not just get a female?

Why do it?


I don't know if your aware Mughaal but gender equality wasn't a well developed concept in those times. Men were chosen because they thought men were more competent at their jobs than women.
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  Quote Mughal e Azam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Mar-2008 at 06:12
Why were eunuchs important? What function did they serve? If you want a man with no balls, why not just get a female?

Why do it?
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  Quote Aelfgifu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Oct-2006 at 04:04
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Noun
1. a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction; "eunuchs guarded the harem"
(synonym) castrate
(hypernym) man, adult male.
 
Castrate is not a complete synonym. Castrate is only used when the man in question was a singer. In the Early Modern age, boys with exeptionally beautiful singing voices were 'operated' like this before puberty to keep their voice from changing. They were very highly valued in Italy for example, but not much appreciated in the northern European countries.
The last known Castrato singer died at the beginning of the 20th century. There are still some records of his voice.

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  Quote Mordoth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Oct-2006 at 20:09
Uh huh , thanks for the explanations .
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  Quote The Hidden Face Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Oct-2006 at 14:09
Noun
1. a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction; "eunuchs guarded the harem"
(synonym) castrate
(hypernym) man, adult male.
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  Quote Seljuk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Oct-2006 at 13:11
It is 'hadım' in turkish. They are devshirmes (of course not all devshirmes are hadım)and apart from harems there were pretty many of them in adminastration including chief viziers (like Hadım Ali Pasha).

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  Quote Maharbbal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Oct-2006 at 11:02
No, enuch means castred. Generally it is used in reference of the slave "admin" who for various reasons had their balls chopped off. Usually they were the ones in the harems. But not only.
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  Quote Mordoth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Oct-2006 at 11:00
Errm , i can not find the word  " Eunuch " in my dictionary and i desire to know what the word " Eunuch " implies ?
Do they mean devshirme
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