- plural indefinite of ost
Borrowed from Old French oste (“innkeeper, landlord”), which is from Latin hospitem, the accusative singular of hospes. From the same Latin source: Italian ospite.
oste m (plural osti, feminine ostessa)
- innkeeper, landlord (proprietor of an osteria)
From Latin hostis, hostem, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (“guest, stranger”).
oste m (plural osti)
- army or host, especially that of the enemy
- inflection of oastit:
- first-person dual present indicative
- third-person plural past indicative
From Latin hospitem, the accusative singualar of hospes.
oste m (oblique plural ostes, nominative singular ostes, nominative plural oste)
- innkeeper, landlord
- (by extension) host
- Middle English: oost (borrowed)
- French: hôte
- Italian: oste (borrowed)