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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



Borrowed from German Kurort.


  • IPA(key): /ˈku.rɔrt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -urɔrt
  • Syllabification: ku‧rort


kurort n

  1. health resort
    Synonym: (dated) bad

Further reading[edit]

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



kur (cure, treatment) +‎ ort (place)


kurort c

  1. health resort, spa with accommodation, with treatments such as sanatorium and mineral water spring
    • 1856, Dr J. A. Lagerträd, “Sundsvall Vattenkuranstalt åren 1854 och 1855 [Sundsvall Hydropathy Institution years 1854 and 1855]”, in Hygiea: Medicinsk och Farmaceutisk Månadsskrift [Hygiea: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Monthly]‎[1], volume 5, page 4:
      ‘Patienten skickas nu vanligen handlöst till kurort, ofta i det bedröfligaste tillstånd [...]’
      The patient is now usually sent headlong to a health resort, often in the most deplorable condition [...]
    Synonym: kuranstalt

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