Borrowed from French auberge. The term is attested in the fifteenth century as French auberge, a loan from a term attested in eleventh century Old Occitan alberga (“camp, hut”), derived from albergar (“to host”). The term originated in Frankish *heriberga, from Proto-Germanic *harjabergō (“housing, house (army)”), composed of the elements *harjaz (“army”) (compare German Heer) and *berganą (“to shelter, to protect”), whence German bergen. Doublet of harbour.
auberge (plural auberges)
auberge f (plural auberges)