hostiler

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French hostiler, from Old French hostelier, from Medieval Latin hostilārius, hospitālārius, from hospitāle. Equivalent to hostel +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /(h)ɔsˈtɛːlər/, /ˈ(h)ɔstilər/, /(h)ɔːsˈtɛːlər/, /ˈ(h)ɔːstilər/, /ˈ(h)ɔst(ə)lər/

NounEdit

hostiler (plural hostilers)

  1. The owner or administrator of a place of accomodation; a hotelier.
  2. A administrator of a convent or monastery's guest facilities.
  3. (Late Middle English) A hostler; one who deals with horses.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: hosteler, hostler, ostler
  • Scots: hosteler, hostler

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