imaret

[ ih-mahr-et ]
/ ɪˈmɑr ɛt /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. imambarah,
  2. imami,
  3. imamite,
  4. imap,
  5. imare,
  6. imari ware,
  7. imax,
  8. imbalance,
  9. imbecile,
  10. imbecilic

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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