fonduk

noun

fon·​duk
variants or fondouk or funduck
ˈfän(ˌ)dək,
ˈfən-,
-ˌdu̇k,
-ˌdük
plural -s
1
: a business establishment or commercial warehouse in northern Africa
2
: an inn or hotel in northern Africa

Word History

Etymology

Arabic funduq, from Greek pandokeion, pandocheion inn, from pandokos all-receiving, common to all, from pan- + -dokos (from dekesthai, dechesthai to accept, receive, welcome); akin to Greek dokein to seem good, seem, think

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“Fonduk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fonduk. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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