Origin of aubergeFrench
Borrowing from French auberge. The term is attested in the fifteenth century as French aulberge, a loan from a term attested in eleventh century Old Provençal alberge (“camp, hut”), derived from albergar (“host”). The term originated in Frankish heriberga, from Proto-Germanic *haribergôn (“housing, house (army)”), composed of the elements *hari (“army”) (compare German Heer) and *bergon (“shelter, protect”), whence German bergen.
- There are several fine public buildings, as the governor's palace, the new opera-house, the public library and museum of Maltese antiquities, and the auberges or lodges of the Knights of Malta (especially the Auberge de Castile) which are now used for military offices, club-rooms, and other purposes.