Hotel etymology


English word hotel comes from Latin -alis, Latin potis (Able, capable, possible.), Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (Enemy. Guest. Stranger, host.), Proto-Indo-European *pótnih₂, Late Latin hospitale

Etymology of hotel

Detailed word origin of hotel

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-alis Latin (lat) Used to form adjectives of relationship from nouns or numerals.
potis Latin (lat) Able, capable, possible.
*gʰóstis Proto-Indo-European (ine) Enemy. Guest. Stranger, host.
*pótnih₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine)
hospitale Late Latin (LL)
hostis Latin (lat) (plural only) the enemy. An enemy of the state, a stranger.
*gʰóspot- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*hostipotis Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
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.
hospitālis Late Latin (LL)
hospitalis Late Latin (LL)
ostel Old French (fro) Shelter; place to stay.
hostel Middle French (frm) Hotel; hostel; inn (establishment offering rooms for hire). Shelter; living quarters; place to stay.
hôtel French (fr) Hotel. Mansion, town house, hotel.
hotel English (en) (now, chiefly, historical) A large town house or mansion; a grand private residence, especially in France. [from 17th c.]. An establishment that provides accommodation and other services for paying guests; normally larger than a guesthouse, and often one of a chain. [from 17th c.]. The guest accommodation and dining section of a cruise ship.. The larger red property in the game of Monopoly, [...]