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- n. a North African or an Arabian inn or hotel. Fonduk basically means a hotel in Arabic but in standard Arabic it means an inn or a manor house. The word entered the English dictionary during the 19th and 20th centuries.
The fonduk, or caravanseria, will be eighty feet long and thirty wide.
Rais showed me the plan of the fonduk, which was nearly executed.
_fonduk_, "caravanserai," (all which names people called it,) with a large wall round the principal wells, the materials of which were red earth and lumps of salt, some of which appeared as hard as the soft Malta stone.