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car·a·van·sa·ry

 (kăr′ə-văn′sə-rē) also car·a·van·se·rai (-rī′)
n. pl. car·a·van·sa·ries also car·a·van·se·rais
1. An inn built around a large court for accommodating caravans along trade routes in central and western Asia.
2. A large inn or hostelry. In both senses also called serai.

[French caravanserai, from Persian kārvānsarāy : kārvān, caravan + sarāy, camp, palace; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

caravanserai

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caravansarai

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caravansary

n, pl -rais or -ries
(in some Eastern countries esp formerly) a large inn enclosing a courtyard providing accommodation for caravans
[C16: from Persian kārwānsarāī caravan inn]

caravanserai

- A type of inn in Eastern countries where caravans are put up.
See also related terms for inn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caravanserai - an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravanscaravanserai - an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
auberge, hostel, hostelry, inn, lodge - a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
Translations

caravanserai

caravansary [ˌkærəˈvænsəraɪ, ˌkærəˈvænsərɪ] Ncaravasar m

caravanserai

nKarawanserei f

caravanserai

[ˌkærəˈvænsəˌraɪ] ncaravanserraglio
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The reason for the brevity of the title becomes significant when one notices that chapters two to four have the very straightforwardly descriptive titles of "Terminology: From Khan to Caravansarai," "The Patronage of Mamluk Rural Inns," and "The Architecture of Rural Khans in Bilad al-Sham during the Mamluk Period.
Subhash Parihar looks at the wall paintings in a 17th-century caravansarai built by the Mughals.
Originally intended to allow social service based on real estate--a well, for example--the waqf was extended to the caravansarai and eventually to pure cash holdings.