Origin of spa
- a resort town in E Belgium, SE of Liège: famous mineral springs.
Examples from the Web for spa
Instead, spa hotels filled up with over 30,000 refugees from the war-troubled Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.Is Putin Turning to Terrorism in Ukraine?
January 6, 2015
An aerial image shows what appears to be a spa, roiling water apparently carrying no nasty connotations.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
The owner of the spa where Gwyneth reportedly gets venomized says she uses this stuff instead of Botox.We Were Gwyneth’s GOOP Guinea Pigs
Erin Cunningham, Olivia Nuzzi
March 30, 2014
It sounded like a cult-line mantra—“the kind of thing you might hear at a spa,” Jacobs said.Marc Jacobs is on Cloud Nine at New York Fashion Week
February 14, 2014
The piece was a profile of Spa Castle, a 60,000-square-foot Korean spa-complex in Queens.John Travolta’s Masseur Lawsuits Follow Rumors of a Double Life
May 9, 2012
The Spa doctor, then, it will be seen, moves in a very narrow orbit.Arthur O'Leary
Charles James Lever
I had unfortunately met him at Spa, and told him I was was going to Portugal.
His Court had given him leave of absence, and he was spending it at Spa.
Mesmer, hearing the police had their eye on him, went to Spa.
The poor chap was killed in a duel at Spa, a few months after the marriage.The Picture of Dorian Gray
- a mineral spring or a place or resort where such a spring is found
- a town in E Belgium, in Liège province: a resort with medicinal mineral springs (discovered in the 14th century). Pop: 10 491 (2004 est)
- Società per Azioni
- Special Protection Area: an area designated by the European Union in order to protect endangered species, esp of birds
Word Origin and History for spa
"medicinal or mineral spring," 1620s, from name of health resort in eastern Belgium, known since 14c., that featured mineral springs believed to have curative properties. The place name is from Walloon espa "spring, fountain."