spital

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

Definition of spital

archaic

First Known Use of spital

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spital

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

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“Spital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spital. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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