Spidol

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Central Franconian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German spitāl, hospitāl, from Old High German *hospitāl (attested in hospitālhūs (hospital)), from Latin hospitale. Compare regional German Spital.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Spidol n (plural Spidöler or Spidäler, diminutive Spidölche or Spidälche)

  1. (most dialects) hospital
    Wann se mich net tirek en et Spidol jebraht hätte, wör ich jestorve.
    If they hadn’t brought me directly to the hospital, I would’ve died.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The forms Spidöler; Spidölche are Ripuarian; the forms Spidäler; Spidälche are Moselle Franconian.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German spitāl, hospitāl, from Old High German *hospitāl (attested in hospitālhūs (hospital)), from Latin hospitale. Compare regional German Spital.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Spidol n (plural Spideeler)

  1. hospital
    Wa se mech net direkt an d’Spidol bruecht hätten, wier ech gestuerwen.
    If they hadn’t brought me directly to the hospital, I would’ve died.