spit·​al ˈspi-tᵊl How to pronounce spital (audio)

Word History


Middle English spitel, modification of Medieval Latin hospitale — more at hospital

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spital was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Spital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spital. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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