auberge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French auberge. The term is attested in the fifteenth century as French aulberge, a loan from a term attested in eleventh century Old Provençal alberge (camp, hut), derived from albergar (host). The term originated in Frankish heriberga, from Proto-Germanic *haribergôn (housing, house (army)), composed of the elements *hari (army) (compare German Heer) and *bergon (shelter, protect), whence German bergen.

Noun[edit]

auberge (plural auberges)

  1. An inn or hostel.

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Noun[edit]

auberge f (plural auberges)

  1. hostel
  2. (slang) prison

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