Caravansary meaning

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An inn built around a large court for accommodating caravans along trade routes in central and western Asia.
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A large inn or hostelry.
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In the Near and Middle East, a kind of inn with a large central court, where caravans stop for the night.
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Alternative spelling of caravanserai.
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Origin of caravansary

  • French caravanserai from Persian kārvānsarāy kārvān caravan sarāy camp, palace terə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition