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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 the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
(in Turkey) a hospice for pilgrims or travellers
[C17: from Turkish, from Arabic `imārah hospice, building, from amara he built]
an inn for travelers in Turkey.
[1605–15; < Turkish < Arabic ‘imārah building]