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serai

[ suh-rah-ee, suh-rahy ]

noun

, plural se·ra·is.
  1. (in Eastern countries) a caravansary.


serai

/ sɛˈraɪ /

noun

  1. (in the East) a caravanserai or inn


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Word History and Origins

Origin of serai1

1600–10; < Turkish seray < Persian sarāy abode, palace; caravansary
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Word History and Origins

Origin of serai1

C17: from Turkish saray palace, from Persian sarāī palace; see caravanserai
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Example Sentences

Their first march was to Ramlah, and on arrival they were penned for the day into a great serai, built by a Duke of Burgundy.

My six Ladakis and our seven remaining animals stayed in a serai below the palace.

Then, supported by the 1st Fusiliers, the same regiment dashed across the road and burst open the gates of the serai.

Hold your fire until within twenty or thirty yards, then fire and charge, and the serai is yours.'

Our brave soldiers followed these directions to the letter, and, under cover of Artillery fire, carried the serai.

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