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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *hostipotis, an old compound of hostis and the root of potis, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstipotis, a compound of *gʰóstis (whence hostis) and *pótis (whence potis). Cognate with Proto-Slavic *gospodь.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hospes m (genitive hospitis); third declension

  1. host
  2. guest, visitor
  3. stranger; foreigner

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative hospes hospitēs
Genitive hospitis hospitum
Dative hospitī hospitibus
Accusative hospitem hospitēs
Ablative hospite hospitibus
Vocative hospes hospitēs

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DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: oaspi
  • Catalan: hoste
  • English: host
  • French: hôte
  • Friulian: ospit
  • Italian: ospite, oste (through Old French)

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