serai

Serai \Se*ra"i\, n. [Per. ser[=a]["i], or sar[=a]["i], a palace, a king's court, a seraglio, an inn. Cf. {Caravansary}.] A palace; a seraglio; also, in the East, a place for the accommodation of travelers; a caravansary, or rest house. [1913 Webster]