Imaret meaning

ĭ-märĕt
An inn or hostel for pilgrims in Turkey.
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In Turkey, an inn or hospice.
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An Ottoman soup kitchen built between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries, often part of a larger complex or waqf.
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Origin of imaret

  • Turkish from Arabic ‘imāra building from ‘amara to build ʕmr in Semitic roots

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