Eunuch

Eunuch comes from the Greek eunoukhos, originally meaning "guard of the bedchamber or harem," from eune, "bed," + -ekhein, "to have, hold".

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Notable Eunuchs
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The Bible And Homosexuality - New Testament - Acts 8
... The Ethiopian eunuch, an early gentile convert encountered in Acts 8, has been described as an early gay Christian, based on the fact that the word "eunuch" in the Bible was not always used ... Commentators generally suggest that the combination of "eunuch" together with the title "court official" indicates a literal eunuch - not a homosexual - who would have been excluded from the Temple by the ...
Cheng Yuanzhen - Background
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Eunuch (1980 TV Series)
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Li Lianying
... November 12, 1848 - March 4, 1911) was an imperial eunuch during the Qing Dynasty who rose to power during the rule of Empress Dowager Cixi, who was the de ... He served as the Head Eunuch (总管太监) until getting deposed in 1908 ... was known to be dominant in court affairs, controlling everything from the actions of other eunuchs, to which officials could be granted an audience by the Empress Dowager ...

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