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spital

[ spit-l ]
/ ˈspɪt l /
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noun Archaic.
a hospital, especially one for lazars.
a shelter on a highway.
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Origin of spital

1625–35; alteration of spittle,Middle English spitel<Medieval Latin hospitāle;see hospital
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British Dictionary definitions for spital

spital
/ (ˈspɪtəl) /

noun obsolete
a hospital, esp for the needy sick
a highway shelter

Word Origin for spital

C13 spitel, changed from Medieval Latin hospitāle hospital
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