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An inn or hostel for pilgrims in Turkey.

[Turkish, from Arabic 'imāra, 'imārat-, building, from 'amara, to build; see ʕmr in Semitic roots.]


(in Turkey) a hospice for pilgrims or travellers
[C17: from Turkish, from Arabic `imārah hospice, building, from amara he built]


(ɪˈmɑr ɛt)

an inn for travelers in Turkey.
[1605–15; < Turkish < Arabic ‘imārah building]
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Noun1.imaret - a hostel for pilgrims in Turkey
auberge, hostel, hostelry, inn, lodge - a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
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