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- n. An inn or hostel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An inn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inn. Beau. and Fl.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
Borrowing from French auberge. The term is attested in the fifteenth century as French aulberge, a loan from a term attested in eleventh century Old Provençal alberge ("camp, hut"), derived from albergar ("host"). The term originated in Frankish heriberga, from Proto-Germanic *haribergôn (“housing, house (army)”), composed of the elements *hari (“army”) (cf. German Heer) and *bergon (“shelter, protect”), whence German bergen. (Wiktionary)