posada

[ poh-sah-duh; Spanish paw-sah-th ah ]
/ poʊˈsɑ də; Spanish pɔˈsɑ ðɑ /
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noun, plural po·sa·das [poh-sah-duh z; Spanish paw-sah-th ahs] /poʊˈsɑ dəz; Spanish pɔˈsɑ ðɑs/.

(in some Spanish-speaking countries) a government-operated or -approved inn offering moderately priced rooms to tourists, especially in a historic area.

Origin of posada

1755–65; < Spanish: inn, lodging, dwelling, equivalent to pos(ar) to lodge, rest (< Late Latin pausāre; see pose1) + -ada, feminine of -ado -ate1
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posada

/ Spanish (poˈsaða) /

noun plural -das (-ðas)

an inn in a Spanish-speaking country

Word Origin for posada

literally: place for stopping
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Word Origin and History for posada

posada


n.

"inn," 1763, from Spanish posada "home, lodging," from posar "to repose, rest, lodge," from Latin pausare (see pause (v.)).

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