hostel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hostel, from Old French hostel, ostel, from Late Latin hospitale (hospice), from Classical Latin hospitalis (hospitable) itself from hospes (host) + -alis (-al). Doublet of hotel and hospital. Obsolete from the 16th to 18th centuries, until it was revived by Walter Scott.

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hostel (plural hostels)

  1. A commercial overnight lodging place, with dormitory accommodation and shared facilities, especially a youth hostel
    A rundown hostel
  2. (not US) A temporary refuge for the homeless providing a bed and sometimes food
  3. (obsolete) A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: ホステル (hosuteru)
  • Korean: 호스텔 (hoseutel)
  • Oromo: hosteela

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Verb[edit]

hostel (third-person singular simple present hostels, present participle hosteling or hostelling, simple past and past participle hosteled or hostelled)

  1. (intransitive) To stay in a hostel during one's travels.
  2. (transitive) To lodge (a person) in a hostel.

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Czech[edit]

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hostel m

  1. hostel

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Old French hostel, ostel, from Latin hospitālis, hospitāle. Doublet of hospital.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /(h)ɔsˈtɛːl/, /(h)ɔsˈtɛi̯l/, /ˈ(h)ɔstəl/

Noun[edit]

hostel (plural hosteles)

  1. A hostel or guesthouse; accomodation.
  2. Fun or diversion; entertaining activities.
  3. A dwelling, dormitory or home; housing, lodging.
  4. A house or place of residence; the household.
  5. A owner or manager of a hostel.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French osteler, hosteler.

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hostel

  1. Alternative form of hostellen

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French ostel

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hostel m (plural hostels)

  1. shelter; living quarters; place to stay
  2. hotel; hostel; inn (establishment offering rooms for hire)

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Descendants[edit]

  • French: hôtel (see there for further descendants)

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Noun[edit]

hostel m (oblique plural hosteaus or hosteax or hostiaus or hostiax or hostels, nominative singular hosteaus or hosteax or hostiaus or hostiax or hostels, nominative plural hostel)

  1. Alternative form of ostel

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English hostel, from Middle English hostel, from Old French hostel, ostel, from Late Latin hospitale (hospice), from Classical Latin hospitalis (hospitable) itself from hospes (host) + -alis (-al). Doublet of hotel (hotel) and szpital (hospital).

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hostel m inan (diminutive hostelik)

  1. hostel (a commercial overnight lodging place)
  2. hostel (a temporary refuge)
    Synonym: schronisko

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Further reading[edit]

  • hostel in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • hostel in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hostel m (plural hosteles)

  1. hostel