EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English hostel, from Old French hostel, ostel, from Late Latin hospitale (hospice), from Classical Latin hospitalis (hospitable) itself from hospes (host) + -alis (-al). Doublet of hotel and hospital. Obsolete from the 16th to 18th centuries, until it was revived by Walter Scott.

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hostel (plural hostels)

  1. A commercial overnight lodging place, with dormitory accommodation and shared facilities, especially a youth hostel
  2. (not US) A temporary refuge for the homeless providing a bed and sometimes food
  3. (obsolete) A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holinshed to this entry?)

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DescendantsEdit

  • Japanese: ホステル (hosuteru)
  • Korean: 호스텔 (hoseutel)

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VerbEdit

hostel (third-person singular simple present hostels, present participle hosteling or hostelling, simple past and past participle hosteled or hostelled)

  1. to stay in a hostel as part of a travel

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CzechEdit

NounEdit

hostel m

  1. hostel

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Old French hostel, ostel, from Latin hospitālis, hospitāle. Doublet of hospital.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /(h)ɔsˈtɛːl/, /(h)ɔsˈtɛi̯l/, /ˈ(h)ɔstəl/

NounEdit

hostel (plural hosteles)

  1. A hostel or guesthouse; accomodation.
  2. Fun or diversion; entertaining activities.
  3. A dwelling, dormitory or home; housing, lodging.
  4. A house or place of residence; the household.
  5. A owner or manager of a hostel.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old French osteler, hosteler.

VerbEdit

hostel

  1. Alternative form of hostellen

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French ostel

NounEdit

hostel m (plural hostels)

  1. shelter; living quarters; place to stay
  2. hotel; hostel; inn (establishment offering rooms for hire)

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DescendantsEdit

  • French: hôtel (see there for further descendants)

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NounEdit

hostel m (oblique plural hosteaus or hosteax or hostiaus or hostiax or hostels, nominative singular hosteaus or hosteax or hostiaus or hostiax or hostels, nominative plural hostel)

  1. Alternative form of ostel

PolishEdit

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hostel m inan

  1. hostel

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hostel m (plural hosteles)

  1. hostel