serai

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Persian سرای(sarây, courtyard; dwelling; palace), with the sense as a seraglio via its use in Ottoman Turkish.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

serai (plural serais)

  1. (in Turkish or Muslim Asian contexts) A palace.
  2. A seraglio.
  3. A caravanserai; an inn.

References[edit]

serai in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Malay serai.

Noun[edit]

serai (uncountable)

  1. (Malaysia, Singapore) lemongrass

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

serai

  1. first-person singular future indicative of être

Anagrams[edit]


Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay serai.

Noun[edit]

serai

  1. Cymbopogon citratus; lemongrass.

Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

serai

  1. Cymbopogon citratus; lemongrass.

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Occitan[edit]

Verb[edit]

serai

  1. first-person singular future indicative of èsser

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish سرای(seray, saray), from Persian سرای(sarây).

Noun[edit]

serai n (plural seraiuri)

  1. seraglio, palace

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Tswana[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

serai 7 (plural dirai)

  1. trap, snare