hotel Dieu

noun ho·tel Dieu \lˈdyə(r), -yə̄\

Definition of hotel Dieu


hotels Dieu

  1. :  a medieval hospital

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Origin and Etymology of hotel dieu

French hôtel-Dieu, from Old French ostel Dieu, from ostel, hostel hostel, hospice + Dieu God, from Latin deus — more at hostel, deity

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