hotel etymology

English word hotel comes from Latin -alis, Latin potis (Able, capable, possible.), Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (Enemy. Guest. Stranger, host.), Proto-Indo-European *pótnih₂, Late Latin hospitale

Detailed word origin of hotel

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-alis Latin (lat) Used to form adjectives of relationship from nouns or numerals.
potis Latin (lat) Able, capable, possible.
*gʰóstis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Enemy. Guest. Stranger, host.
*pótnih₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
hospitale Late Latin (LL)
hostis Latin (lat) (plural only) the enemy. An enemy of the state, a stranger.
*gʰóspot- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hostipotis Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
hospes Latin (lat) Guest, visitor. Host. Stranger; foreigner.
hospitalis Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to a host or guest.. Of or pertaining to hospitality; providing hospitality or generous towards guests, hospitable.
hospitale Latin (lat) Guesthouse, guestroom. Hospital.
hospitālis Late Latin (LL)
hospitalis Late Latin (LL)
ostel Old French (fro) Shelter; place to stay.
hostel Middle French (frm) Hotel; hostel; inn (establishment offering rooms for hire). Shelter; living quarters; place to stay.
hôtel French (fra) Hotel. Mansion, town house, hotel.
hotel English (eng) (now, chiefly, historical) A large town house or mansion; a grand private residence, especially in France. [from 17th c.]. An establishment that provides accommodation and other services for paying guests; normally larger than a guesthouse, and often one of a chain. [from 17th c.]. The guest accommodation and dining section of a cruise ship.. The larger red property in the game of Monopoly, [...]

Words with the same origin as hotel

Descendants of -alis
actor animal capital card central channel chatter corner criminal funeral general hospital legal master mental natural personal real royal social states total trial usual
Descendants of potis
firepower horsepower hospice hospitality host hostage hostel hostess impossible impotent lighting manpower motel possess possession possibility possible potent potential power powerful powering powerless
Descendants of *gʰóstis
guest hostile hostility yeast