fonduk

noun
fon·​duk
variants: or fondouk or funduck \ ˈfän(ˌ)dək , ˈfən-​ , -​ˌdu̇k , -​ˌdük \
plural -s

Definition of fonduk

1 : a business establishment or commercial warehouse in northern Africa
2 : an inn or hotel in northern Africa

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History and Etymology for fonduk

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 17 Oct. 2021.

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