spital

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See also: Spital and špitál

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Middle English spitel; ultimately an aphetic form of hospital.

Noun[edit]

spital (plural spitals)

  1. A charitable house to receive and care for sick people, later distinguished from a hospital as being especially for those of a low class or meagre financial means.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.1.3:
      Put up a supplication to him in the name of a thousand orphans, an hospital, a spital, a prison, as he goes by, they cry out to him for aid, ride on, surdo narras, he cares not […].

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German Spital

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Noun[edit]

spital n (plural spitale or spitaluri)

  1. hospital

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