auberge

[oh-bairzh; French oh-berzh]

noun, plural au·berges [oh-bair-zhiz; French oh-berzh] /oʊˈbɛər ʒɪz; French oʊˈbɛrʒ/.

an inn; hostel.

Nearby words

  1. aubade,
  2. aubain,
  3. aubanel,
  4. aube,
  5. auber,
  6. aubergine,
  7. aubervilliers,
  8. aubrey,
  9. aubrey, john,
  10. aubrietia

Origin of auberge

1770–80; < French, Middle French < Provençal, Franco-Provençal aubergo hostelry, Old Provençal alberga, alberja encampment, hut, noun derivative of albergar, dissimilated form of arbergar to lodge, shelter < Vulgar Latin < East Germanic *haribergōn to shelter an armed force (hari- army + bergōn to shelter); cf. harbinger, harbor < a West Germanic cognate of the same verb

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British Dictionary definitions for auberge

auberge

noun

an inn or tavern

Word Origin for auberge

C17: from French, from Old Provençal alberga, of Germanic origin; compare Old Saxon heriberga army shelter

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