hostel

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Middle English, from Old English reinforced by Old French (h)ostel, from Late Latin hospitale (hospice), from Classical Latin hospitalis (hospitable) itself from hospes (host) + -alis (-al).

Noun[edit]

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hostel (plural hostels)

  1. A commercial overnight lodging place, with dormitory accommodation and shared facilities, especially a youth hostel
  2. (not US) A temporary refuge for the homeless providing a bed and sometimes food
  3. (obsolete) A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holinshed to this entry?)

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Czech[edit]

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hostel m

  1. hostel

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

hostel m (plural hostels)

  1. shelter; living quarters; place to stay
  2. hotel; hostel; inn (establishment offering rooms for hire)

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hostel m (oblique plural hosteaus or hosteax or hostiaus or hostiax or hostels, nominative singular hosteaus or hosteax or hostiaus or hostiax or hostels, nominative plural hostel)

  1. Alternative form of ostel

Polish[edit]

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hostel m

  1. hostel

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