Herberge

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German herberge, from Old High German heriberga, from Proto-Germanic *harjabergō. Analysable as Heer (army) + a derivative of bergen (to shelter), thus “accommodation for an army”. Cognate with Dutch herberg, English harbor and harbinger, French auberge, Italian albergo.

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Herberge f (genitive Herberge, plural Herbergen)

  1. hostel, hospice, inn (accommodation for travellers, often serving breakfast and cold supper, but typically no hot food)
    Unsere Herberge ist einfach aber gemütlich.
    Our hostel is simple but cosy.
  2. home, shelter, place to sleep
    Er hat keine Herberge.
    He has no place to sleep.

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