EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

serai (plural serais)

  1. (in Turkish or Muslim Asian contexts) A palace.
  2. A seraglio.
  3. A caravanserai; an inn.

ReferencesEdit

serai in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

AnagramsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Malay serai.

NounEdit

serai (uncountable)

  1. (Malaysia, Singapore) lemongrass

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

serai

  1. first-person singular future indicative of être

AnagramsEdit


IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay serai.

NounEdit

serai

  1. Cymbopogon citratus; lemongrass.

MalayEdit

NounEdit

serai

  1. Cymbopogon citratus; lemongrass.

Further readingEdit


OccitanEdit

VerbEdit

serai

  1. first-person singular future indicative of èsser

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish سرای(seray, saray), from Persian سرای(sarây).

NounEdit

serai n (plural seraiuri)

  1. seraglio, palace

DeclensionEdit


TswanaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

serai 7 (plural dirai)

  1. trap, snare