- 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
“Konak—palace,” said the keeper, breaking silence for the first time.In the Track of the Troops
Not finding her during the night, he returned in the earliest dawn to the konak.The Captain of the Janizaries
James M. Ludlow
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.The International Spy
His konak was situated in a solitary street, close to the fields.Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family
Andrew Archibald Paton