- 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 (a doublet).
oste m (plural osti, feminine ostessa)
- innkeeper, landlord (proprietor of an osteria)
From Latin hostem, accusative singular of hostis (“enemy, stranger”), from Proto-Italic *hostis, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (“guest, stranger”).
oste m (plural osti)
- army or host, especially that of the enemy
- (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈoːsːte/
- inflection of oastit:
- first-person dual present indicative
- third-person plural past indicative
From Latin hospitem, the accusative singular of hospes.
oste m (oblique plural ostes, nominative singular ostes, nominative plural oste)
- innkeeper, landlord
- (by extension) host
- Middle English: hoste (borrowed)
- Middle French: hoste
- Italian: oste (borrowed)