hostia

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See also: hóstia

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (guest, stranger) in its root sense of "enemy, stranger," whence also Proto-Germanic *gastiz and Proto-Slavic *gostь.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hostia f (genitive hostiae); first declension

  1. sacrifice, offering
  2. victim

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative hostia hostiae
genitive hostiae hostiārum
dative hostiae hostiīs
accusative hostiam hostiās
ablative hostiā hostiīs
vocative hostia hostiae

Descendants[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hostia (victim, sacrifice).

Noun[edit]

hostia f (plural hostias)

  1. communion, communion wafer, wafer, host (religious token)

Interjection[edit]

¡hostia!

  1. (vulgar) jeez (expression of surprise)

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