hôte

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See also: hote and hoste

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French hoste, from Old French oste, from Latin hospitem, accusative singular of hospes, from Proto-Italic *hostipotis, an old compound of hostis and the root of potis, possibly corresponding to a Proto-Indo-European root *gʰostipotis, a compound of *gʰóstis and *pótis. See also Old French ost.

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Noun[edit]

hôte m (plural hôtes, feminine hôte or hôtesse)

  1. guest (one who is received)
  2. host (one who receives)
  3. host (being that carries a parasite)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Generally the feminine is hôte when meaning “guest”, but hôtesse when meaning “host, hostess”.

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