spital

[spit-l]
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noun Archaic.

a hospital, especially one for lazars.
a shelter on a highway.

Origin of spital

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

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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