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konak

[koh-nahk]
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noun (in Turkey)
  1. a large, usually official residence.

Origin of konak

< Turkish: literally, stopping-place (for the night, on a journey), derivative of kon- camp, make a night's halt
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Examples from the Web for konak

Historical Examples

  • Konak—palace,” said the keeper, breaking silence for the first time.

    In the Track of the Troops

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Not finding her during the night, he returned in the earliest dawn to the konak.

  • Does one give up a konak on the Bosphorus for a khan in the Marmora?

  • One was the ill-starred lady who perished in the Konak in Belgrade.

  • His konak was situated in a solitary street, close to the fields.


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