Spital

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German spitāl, hospitāl, from Old High German, from Latin hospitale.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃpiˈtaːl/, [ʃpiːˈtaːl]
  • Rhymes: -aːl

Noun[edit]

Spital n ‎(genitive Spitals, plural Spitäler)

  1. (regional or dated) hospital

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word remains predominant (vis-à-vis Krankenhaus) in Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, and South Tyrol. Both words are common in many parts of southern Germany. In northern and central Germany, Spital is dated and now used almost exclusively by some of the older generation.

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