Other Word Forms of Hospital
Origin of Hospital
Middle English hospice from Old French ospital from Medieval Latin hospitāle from neuter of Latin hospitālis of a guest from hospes hospit- guest ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French hospital (Modern French hôpital), from Latin hospitālis (“hospitable”), from hospes (“host, guest”)
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