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Borrowed from German Kurort, in some cases via Russian куро́рт (kurórt).


kurort (plural kurorts)

  1. A health resort, especially one in a German-speaking country or in the area of the former Soviet Union.
    • 1925, Ford Madox Ford, No More Parades, Penguin 2012 (Parade's End), page 391:
      [] how rotten it must be for her to be shut up in a potty little German kur-ort when the world could be so otherwise amusing []
    • 1941, Vladimir Nabokov, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, Penguin 1971 edition, page 121:
      ‘And she loved inventing some rare illness and going to some famous kurort […].’
    • 1972, Donald Olen Cowgill, Lowell Don Holmes, Aging and modernization, page 161:
      [] the Soviet Union. They are known as kurorts and emphasize physical medicine for the most part. In 1965 there were 500 of these kurorts with over 2,000 sanitoria and over 8,000,000 people visited these spas, []
    • 2002, Matthew Brzezinski, Casino Moscow: A Tale of Greed and Adventure, page 106:
      “In the old days the kurorts were only for company employees,” she explained, using the Russian term for the resorts



From German Kurort.



kurort n

  1. health resort