imaret

[ ih-mahr-et ]
/ ɪˈmɑr ɛt /

noun

(in Turkey) a hospice for pilgrims, travelers, etc.

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Origin of imaret

1605–15; <Turkish <Arabic ʿimārah building
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British Dictionary definitions for imaret

imaret
/ (ɪˈmɑːrɛt) /

noun

(in Turkey) a hospice for pilgrims or travellers

Word Origin for imaret

C17: from Turkish, from Arabic `imārah hospice, building, from amara he built
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