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auberge

[oh-bairzh; French oh-berzh] /oʊˈbɛərʒ; French oʊˈbɛrʒ/
noun, plural auberges
[oh-bair-zhiz; French oh-berzh] /oʊˈbɛər ʒɪz; French oʊˈbɛrʒ/ (Show IPA)
1.
an inn; hostel.
Origin
1770-1780
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/
noun
1.
an inn or tavern
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Old Provençal alberga, of Germanic origin; compare Old Saxon heriberga army shelter
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