konak

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkish konak (inn).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

konak (plural konaks)

  1. A palace or other large official residence in Turkey or the Ottoman Empire.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 943:
      It was a small pretty town with four minarets and one campanile and the Pasha's konak sprawling across the foothills.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "konak." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster. 2002.