serai

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian سرای ‎(sarây, courtyard; dwelling; palace), with the sense as a seraglio via its use in Ottoman Turkish.

NounEdit

serai ‎(plural serais)

  1. (In Turkish or Muslim Asian contexts) A palace.
  2. A seraglio.
  3. Alternative form of caravanserai, an inn.

ReferencesEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

serai CLASS 7 (plural dirai)

  1. trap, snare
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