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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Old French[edit]

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hostel m (oblique plural hostés, nominative singular hostés, nominative plural hostel)

  1. Alternative form of ostel.

Polish[edit]

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hostel m

  1. hostel

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