auberge

auberge

[oh-bairzh; French oh-berzh]
noun, plural auberges [oh-bair-zhiz; French oh-berzh] .
an inn; hostel.

Origin:
1770–80; < French, Middle French < Provençal, Franco-Provençal aubergo hostelry, Old Provençal alberga, alberja encampment, hut, noun derivative of albergar, dissimilated form of arbergar to lodge, shelter < Vulgar Latin < East Germanic *haribergōn to shelter an armed force (hari- army + bergōn to shelter); cf. harbinger, harbor < a West Germanic cognate of the same verb

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auberge (French obɛrʒ)
 
n
an inn or tavern
 
[C17: from French, from Old Provençal alberga, of Germanic origin; compare Old Saxon heriberga army shelter]

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