hospitium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin. See hospice.

Noun[edit]

hospitium (plural hospitiums or hospitia)

  1. (obsolete) An inn; a lodging; a hospice.
  2. (obsolete, law) An inn of court.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From hospes (host; guest, stranger).

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Noun[edit]

hospitium n (genitive hospitiī); second declension

  1. A hospitable reception, entertainment, hospitality.
  2. The tie of hospitality, relation of host and guest
  3. friendship, bond.
  4. A place of entertainment for strangers; lodgings, inn, guest-chamber, poorhouse.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative hospitium hospitia
genitive hospitiī hospitiōrum
dative hospitiō hospitiīs
accusative hospitium hospitia
ablative hospitiō hospitiīs
vocative hospitium hospitia

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References[edit]

  • hospitium in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879