Hostel etymology


English word hostel comes from Latin -alis, Proto-Italic *hostipotis, Latin hostis ((plural only) the enemy. An enemy of the state, a stranger.), Proto-Indo-European *gʰóspot-, Late Latin hospitale

Etymology of hostel

Detailed word origin of hostel

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-alis Latin (lat) Used to form adjectives of relationship from nouns or numerals.
*hostipotis Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
hostis Latin (lat) (plural only) the enemy. An enemy of the state, a stranger.
*gʰóspot- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
hospitale Late Latin (LL)
hospes Latin (lat) Guest, visitor. Host. Stranger; foreigner.
hospitalis Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to a host or guest.. Of or pertaining to hospitality; providing hospitality or generous towards guests, hospitable.
hospitale Latin (lat) Guesthouse, guestroom. Hospital.
hospitalis Late Latin (LL)
ostel Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Shelter; place to stay.
hostel Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
hostel English (en) (not US) A temporary refuge for the homeless providing a bed and sometimes food. (obsolete) A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge.. A commercial overnight lodging place, with dormitory accommodation and shared facilities, especially a youth hostel To stay in a hostel as part of a travel.

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